Woop, woop!! I just introduced Word Work last week with my Super Hero Sight Word Mission activities and it was awesome!!!! (Little side note, FYI......if you purchased that activity, THANK YOU! If you laminate it and use it as a daily or weekly center, we have learned that the cheaper dry erase markers are much better. They erase much easier.)
Ok, so back to Daily 5........our stamina is up to 17 minutes and they have learned Read to Self, Word Work, and Work on Writing. (We do Listen to Reading everyday because I LOVE to read to my littles!! I just haven't officially "trained" them in that...lol)
Now remember, I don't do Daily 5 the exact way they talk about in the book. The biggest difference between my room and the book is that my kiddos have free choice within each activity but not with their rotation. There are several reasons for this and I think there are several of you out there in bloggy land that also have "set groups" because last time I mentioned this I got lots of responses:) I also have Guided reading groups (another reason for no free choice for rotations) I meet with and that is one of their rotations (Teacher Time).
So here is how I organize it all:) (yes, I have a really small class right now)
On most days, I do 4 rotations BUT Friday, for the first time everrrrrrrrrrr
(cuz last year was my first year with Daily 5 and it was all I could do to get that going right.....I don't deal with change well......yes Miss Squirrels, Farley, and Reagan...Squirrel!!!!)
focus.............ok, so for the first time ever, I did 3 rotations: Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work AND conferences with students!!!! It was awesome! I am so excited. (and so freaked out because I have so much review reading to do in my CAFE book!!!) So today I will be making the cover for my PENSIEVE!!!!
Goals for this week are to intro some new Word Work activities and conference at least one if not 2 days:)
Also doing a mini-lesson on:
Here are a couple of my Daily 5 anchor charts:
Thanks for popping by:)