Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Daily Five - Book Study (Chapter 1)

I spent all day at a Daily Five workshop provided by our literacy department.  I realized that I must be doing too much Daily Five training when the presenter (who is amazing!) recognized me.  Maybe I need to pick another topic of interest.
With that being said... I got out out there super excited, feeling like I am doing the right thing for my students.  You know that feeling?  I purely love it!

I am joining Mel from Seusstastic Classroom to share about Daily Five.

Update:  I have asked Lory permission to join her book study as well.


I hope you can feel my excitement!  I am not/nor I feel like I am an expert.  I hope this does not sound braggy at all :)  I am not like that.  Perhaps this is why I continue to read, and absorb as much as I can.  I have so much  to learn.

11 comments:

  1. I love that you are excited about it. Just from Chapter 1 I'm thrilled to get this started next year! I am having a block on phonics. Having done it in your room, I'm curious how you deal with phonics (if you do). Is it within the D5 block or a separate block? I'd love to hear how those using it already are managing that piece.

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    1. During the Work on Words round, my students work on vocabulary.

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    2. I implemented the D5 and CAFE for the first time last year and my first focus lesson was Phonemic Awareness, Sight Word Review and Phonics. Most days it took about 10-15 minutes. Then during the D5 word work time, the students would work on those phonics skills with a partner or by themselves. Depending on what activity they chose to do. It really worked well with my students. If I had some students that really needed extra work on learning the phonics skill, I would place them in a focus group together and would work with that group during D5 for about 10 minutes each day or every other day. Hope that helps you see it a little bit.

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  2. I am so excited to read all of these wonderful ideas about Daily 5. I have been wanting to learn more about it since last year. I set up 8 centers a week & it becomes overwhelming & exhausting even with a system to do it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. Thanks so much for linking up! Wonderful post! I can tell you love D5 as much as I do :o) I've pinned this post to our D5 Book Study pinboard & am your newest follower.
    Mel D
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

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    1. Thanks for idea of a book study. I am extremely happy about the results I have seen :)

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  4. I'm a new follower and a second grade teacher. Thanks for the ideas! I'm starting Daily 5 in July and am nervous. It's great to read about it on your blog! I may ask for advice in the future!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

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    1. Please e-mail me if you have any specific questions I can help you with.

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  5. Tania,

    I think you should link up with our party too. I have no problem with you sharing with both parties. I loved reading your reflections and can relate to the time wasted with centers! I will complete nearly three weeks of anchor lessons before implementing Daily 5. I read one blog that stated she reteaches Daily 5 expectations after winter break (makes sense...we review rituals and routines) and again at the end of the year when behaviors began slipping. Thanks again for your wonderful reflections and insight on Daily 5!!

    Cheryl~

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  6. I am a new follower. Loving reading everyone's Daily 5 thoughts.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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