Setting up Daily Five... - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Setting up Daily Five...

This is my second year trying out elements of Daily 5!  

What I like about it?

1.  Students may work at their own pace.

2.  The biggest "group" is when they are in pairs.

3.  There is less prep for me.

4.  Everything they are doing is QUALITY and RELEVANT to their needs/interests.

Now in setting up Daily 5 I have forced myself to be patient.  I have focused on one area a day, even though I am that chomping at the bit to get started!

We have Read to Self and worked on our stamina....

We have Read to Someone  (We are REALLY good at this)....

We fell in LOVE with Cara Carroll's Work on Writing packet.

My kids LOVE to write so this is something they will love all year!

We have Listened to Reading....

Anddddd today I introduced Word Work!  My kids can use one of my  Ready or Not: Literacy Centers OR work on sight words/spelling words using fun materials seen below!

How Daily 5 works in my room....

My kids have three MUST DO activities before they are released to the choice part of Daily 5.  

My kids write in their Reading Response books almost every day! I want them VERY used to responding to literature.

PHEW! Now wish me luck as we implement the full Daily 5 schedule tomorrow!  I have decided to include my posters as a freebie for you!  There are also a couple of other goodies in there too! Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Your post could not come at a better time!!!! I'm teaching 1st grade this year and need to start implementing Daily 5, which I've never used before, and the resources you have listed are AMAZING!! Thanks so much for sharing and I can't wait to read more about it :) This makes me happy and relieved :)

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  2. Thank you for the Daily 5 posters. This will also be my second year of doing Daily 5. I worked out some kinks last year so hopefully this year things will run smoothly:)
    Terri's Teaching Treasures

  3. This post is soooo helpful! I can use many of these ideas to provide structure to my pull-out sessions. Thanks for the freebie :)

  4. Thanks for the posters! Love reading your blog. :)

  5. Is that your common core standards board to the right? Thanks!

  6. Hello - LOVE reading your post! Can you tell me more about your lovely teal pillows and the circle bullying board headers...gorgeous!

  7. This is positively impressive! Way to go! I use the daily five and love the elements!

  8. Your classroom looks wonderful! Thanks for the freebies, I sooo needed that checklist!!!!

  9. I love reading your blog!

    Check out mine sometime:


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