This should be the message: "Hello there, human. Tell me something. How is it up there so far? With the sun shining on your eyes? I may never be able to live your life, so you must live it for me. Sincerely, A Shy Mermaid"
hmmm....thinking outside the box. what IF you have a bin of sand with sight words or sounds that students need to find. This type of easy checklist with visual would be great! There are LOTS of possibilities!!