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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Daily 5 Chapter 2

I am linking up with Kindergarten Smiles for chapter 2 of the Daily 5 book study.  At this time of the year I give my students a lot of choice but at the beginning I run a pretty tight ship.  I'm thinking that I can/should give them more control towards the beginning of the year.  Here are my thoughts.

Even though we didn't do Daily 5 this year and I didn't touch on the "why" at all.  (I need to do that next year for sure), here is what my kids came up with when I asked them these questions.
 I just jotted down a few read alouds.  I LOVE books and I have about a million of them in my class.  I need to totally organize them and separate the ones that would be good in the children's boxes and those that I'm going to read as read alouds.


The Daily Alphabet said...

I also have a problem with giving them free choice from the beginning, it's something that I'm going to have to really think about and plan!

The Daily Alphabet

Caitlin said...

I don't know if I would be okay with just letting them have snack whenever they are hungry, etc. That would be tough for me!! I love your students responses to the 'why' we do these things. So cute!

Kindergarten Smiles

Jeannie said...

Mandy I love your post - especially your Purpose chart -- giving reason why instead of "because I said so". Thank you!!
Kindergarten Lifestyle

Mary said...

I use lots of printable readers for D5 as well, it gives me more options. That might help for you as well.

PS- snack that early!!! WOW
Sharing Kindergarten

Learning with Mrs. Brinn said...

I love how you asked students the importance of each part of Daily5! Great responses!

Marsha McGuire said...

Mandy, you have such a unique situation. I'm really anxious to see how you work this into your classroom.
A Differentiated Kindergarten

Sue said...

I incorporated a "modified" Daily 5 with my K-1 Structured Learning Class this year and LOVED it! We took a bit longer to introduce all of the rotations (had covered them all by December) so it was more of a gradual release to help the kids learn personal responsibility. I had several teachers from other schools visit my program at the end of the school year, and they were just blown away by how independently my students worked. Next year I will have K-3 in my room, and plan to do Daily 5 again. Kids of all functioning levels can benefit from learning a bit of independence :)