Saturday, June 14, 2014

Daily 5 - Chapter 3 & 4



 Chapters 3 and 4 are both about Independence. 
 
cute graphic by Jennifer

Chapter 3 is about the 10 steps to teaching and learning independence.
The idea of independent learners is fabulous.  Kids learn differently but the book points out that memory stored in the kinesthetic system lasts the longest... so I always have kids act out the ways in which we move around the room, or where to sit, or how to be readers.  
The 10 steps are in the darling graphic above!
I love Step 8 where we STAY OUT OF THE WAY!
It's tough for teachers...but...it makes for on task - independent - accountable students.  It works... and it is fabulous!!
Chapter 4 is all about what you need to get started. 
 The book recommends quiet chimes to create the quiet signal. These are the chimes I purchased for my team our first year. I love them!


 The meeting area should be large enough for all your kids to sit on the floor.  Research shows that classrooms with large libraries have more successful readers. 
I purchased book boxes at Target a few summers ago. 
Each box was $3.00 so I spent about $90.00, however,
 I only have to replace a couple. Hopefully they will be available when their back to school supplies come out.
Inside the boxes they each had the basal, 
good fit books,
1 spiral  notebook (work on writing),
journal notebook (word work).



The book suggests 8-10 good fit books in book bins.  
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Something tough for me is the importance of displaying charts of collected class learning throughout the year, not throwing them away or taking them down after a week…  they just get to be so much... last year I hung the typed version after we created charts... these stayed up all year so we could review and refer to them.


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10 comments:

Liz said...

Are those red, blue, and yellow bins full of books the students can choose? I would be interested in knowing how you have your students do that. Do you have a post on that?

Jennifer White said...

The graphic actually is a downloadable freebie =) Love your bins!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Lory's Page said...

Hi Liz,
Yes... we have been using AR for years. Red = 1st grade level Yellow= 2nd grade level
Blue = 3rd grade level.
I have gone through and put colored sticker dots in the cover of each book so they can find a good fit book and put it in the correct place when they are through reading it.
The shelves above are 10 authors that we study through out the year. They have the dots also but are organized by authors.
Lory

Anonymous said...

I take a picture of the anchor charts and they glue them in their reading journal. They can refer back to them and I don't have to look for space for all those charts. During read to someone, you will see students reading these to other students.

Anonymous said...

I take a picture of the anchor charts and they glue them in their reading journal. They can refer back to them and I don't have to look for space for all those charts. During read to someone, you will see students reading these to other students.

Lory's Page said...

That's a great idea to take a picture and paste them in their reading journal. Wall space becomes SO crazy covered with all the charts ;) Love the idea
Thanks
Lory

kinderkareteach said...

Hi, I will be teaching full time kindergarten for the first time next year and really want to do the daily 5 but we do not yet have the resources to do listen to reading with a lot of kids. So I was thinking about having a choice of alphabet letter work, since it is k. I love all the old monkey things you have used and downloaded it all but may have to adapt it some. Any suggestions?

Sneaker Teacher said...

I got those boxes from Target too and I WISH they would bring them back! I got 24 originally and this year I had 28 Kinders! Some of mine have gotten broken over time so I keep checking for them!

KT
www.sneakerteacher.blogspot.com

Lory's Page said...

Kinderkareteach let me know if I can change anything for you. I purchased the clipart from Scrappin Doodles if you are interested in creating something different... using the same monkeys.

KT... I think there are a few of us that are hoping for the boxes ;) Last year I purchased a couple extras... they were turquoise and lime green... I might have to add to my rainbow ;) Fingers crossed here, too!!

kinderkareteach said...

Thank you, you are so sweet. I looked at the scrappin doodles clipart and they have a monkey holding a,b,c tiles that would be perfect. I can buy it but not sure how to make it look the same as your stuff yet.... Love what you have done. I am still thinking on how to modify it.