Welcome to the next installment of the Daily 5. Sorry this post is late. I can’t believe that this is my last week of school. The countdown has begun and I think I have a million things to do between now and then.
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Now I haven’t really done Daily 5 before so this is a huge chapter for me. I’m already thinking in my head what the first day will be like (and I haven’t even finished this year yet.)
I think it’s so important that children know that they don’t have to be able to read every word at the beginning.
I’m going to make this into a large chart to hang in the room. We are going to need a lot of practice in order to build up our stamina for this.
One of my favourite things to do is to go to the bookstore and look for that “just right” book. I could spend an hour or more looking at books. I want my students to have the opportunity to pick those “just right” books without feeling rushed. The sisters use the acronym “I PICK” to help children remember how to pick that perfect book.
I would like to find some time within the class schedule for the children to do that. Maybe at the beginning of the day? I have a ton of books in my class and want to spend the summer organizing them so the children can access them better. I want them to be able to spend time looking and not feeling rushed.
I can definitely see my students loving this part of the program but I can also see needing a lot of modelling so that the noise level does not get out of control (that’s another lesson). I’m hoping that this particular round will help with fluency.
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