Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Getting Started With the Daily 5!

Let me start this post by saying...
If you want to do the Daily 5 in your classroom, you must purchase and read the book first! The Sisters are total gurus and you need to read and follow their procedures for setting it up.


My students choose their Daily 5 each day by orally telling me where they want to go and I just quickly check it off on this sheet. I got the idea from the Sisters and found a great layout form Erica at Sprinkles to Kindergarten. I just had to add a "WWT", which means work with teacher {guided reading}.This literally takes less than 3 minutes to get my whole class checked in. I actually laminated my check-in sheet, put it on a clipboard, and I use a dry-erase marker to mark off their choices.  It's all about saving the trees! :)


Click the picture to download.


To help them decide what Daily 5 they'd like to go to, I make sure to have the choices on the board right behind my chair at the carpet:

         The polka dot border can be found {here} and the Daily 5 posters can be found {here}.






To build their stamina, I made some stamina charts so the kiddos could see how many minutes we had practiced each part of the Daily 5! They get really excited!!!


Click the picture to download all 5 stamina charts:



You'll make lots of anchor charts on chart paper! I make all of them just like they tell me to in the book, and then when I'm finished, I use these anchor charts to save on SPACE!  I have NO wall space and I can actually hang these up!

Click the picture to download all of the anchor charts:


I hope you decide to read the book because it's pretty great! It's changed the way I feel about my literacy block. I'm no longer stressed beyond belief! Here's my Pinterest board of Daily 5 pins!


Other fabulous bloggers with Daily 5 resources:

These free items are not endorsed by the 2 Sisters
http://www.thedailycafe.com

33 comments:

Angela said...

I started using the Daily Five with my 1/2 (combined) class last year. Amazing! I love your tip about laminating the check-in sheet. Such a simple thing to do, but I sure didn't think of it last year.

Better Than a Milk Mustache

Rachel Lamb said...

I lOve D5! It made getting the full gamut of ELA possible in my classroom. I do the oral check off too. I also have a sheet they keep in their book box they check off. It has a set number of boxes per choice so they have to vary it up!
Rachel
the tattooed teacher

Susan Moran said...

Love the check off sheet! Thanks for helping make the start up ez-pz!!

Susan
T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Nicole said...

I've read the book, scoured blogs for resources and can't WAIT to put it to use!! So excited about this year! :))) Thanks for the resource!
Nicole
Rowdy in Room 300

Teacher Tam said...

I have been using D5 for three years now, but, I only recently read the book this past year. I hadn't done the anchor charts in the past and when I saw that in the book, and the amount of time spent on building stamina, I realized why it really was so important to have read the book. This year should be even better since I am going to follow the daily plans the sisters have set up. The D5 is a great way to do literacy, and eliminates the need to think up centers. Thanks for your anchor charts. I think I will do as you have: anchor charts with responses from my kids, then later hang your charts.

Erica said...

Thanks for the shout out! Don't you just love Daily 5!

Erica
Sprinkles to Kindergarten
erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

Mrs. Scoma said...

You are an ANGEL! I met with my principal this morning to discuss me trying out D5 in my room this year... and she said she was gonna browse thru my blog for ideas and to see how it's used. Well, I was going to type up a post JUST LIKE THIS for her with all the links and everything! Instead, I just emailed her the link to this post. :) Thank you!!

~Laura
First Grade FUNdamentals

Kelly T. said...

Love your anchor charts! I can't wait to hang these cute ones once we write them out as a class! Quick question - would you be able to create a "Teacher Time" one for when the kiddos come to work with you? I also have that as a selection and would love to have that anchor chart hanging as well. Thanks so much!!
Love your blog!!!
Kelly

Nicole said...

You are awesome!! Thank you so much for these I-Charts! I don't have a lot of space either and these are just perfect!! :)

Nicole
A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

Stephanie said...

Yeaaah Buddy!! I've wanted to try D5 for years so some colleagues and I presented it to our new principal and she is all about it! We're not getting rid of our Basal, but she wants us to combine the three programs and set up some PD workshops for the rest of the staff so we can all start moving in this direction. I volunteered my room as a "model room" to show the rest of our staff what a room that is set up for D5/CAFE would look like so I can currently use all the resources I can get!!

❤ -Stephanie
Falling Into First

Amber O. said...

These resources are AWESOME, Rachelle! I participated in a D5 book study this summer and feel sooo much more confident about implementing this in my classroom now! As the very first teacher blogger I ever "met", I would be extremely honored if you would stop by my brand-new blog and tell me what you think! It's a work in progress, but I'm excited about joining such a creative 'world'! Thanks for the freebies:)

chelsearose said...

Hey Rachelle! I'm BACK!! :)
LOVE the daily 5! Thank you for the posters and border links! And the check list is genius!!

Judith said...

Thanks for the freebie.I love the checklist. All the others are for individual students which uses alot of paper. I'm starting Daily 5this year and have been scouring blogs all summer. Thanks again

Jillian's Just Tinkerin'! said...

I LOVE me some Daily 5!!! Our district has even begun to take the concept on to math, science, and social studies! I actually just went to a science workshop yesterday that was based around the Daily 5 concept-- different science stations throughout the week to help with vocabulary, experiements, writing, reasoning, etc.!!

Thanks for sharing this post. Love it!

~Jillian
Just Tinkerin’ Around

JustTinkerinAround@Yahoo.com

Kristin said...

Thanks for sharing your anchor charts!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kelly said...

Thanks for the freebies! I'm just getting started with the Daily 5 this year. I appreciate all of your tips!

Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

meadowt said...

I am finishing up the book now amd plan to implement Daily 5 this school year. It seems very easy and teacher/student friendly:. Thanks for the check off sheet.
Barbara
happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing...I really like the WWT on the checklist. I think yours might be the only one I have found that includes that choice. The anchor charts are so cute...Your suggestion of creating them together then using these is a great idea. I'm short of room as well, and this helps ease the problem. I'm off to do some refiguring of bulletin boards with your ideas in mind. Thanks...Nancy

Jen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your things! I am attempting D5 this year along with a new reading program and dabbling in WBT. I am LOVING all of the amazing resources you shared. I also am short on space... and the space I have is cinder block walls. Not a fantastic situation. Small charts that I can slap up will be amazing!
Thanks again!!!

Jenn Long said...

Love your check sheet! Thanks for sharing!

A Pirates Life for Us

Ms. Kerri said...

Love all your resources. I half way implemented Daily 5 last year but this year I'm going full on.
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

School Sparks Renee said...

The anchor charts are fabulous. Renee

Teacher Girl said...

Thank you so much for these freebies! I just found out that our district is switching to use Daily 5 for center time and I am now in search of as much help/guidance/info as I can get before school starts.

Lisa said...

I just found your blog! I'm your newest follower too. I love the Daily 5! I've used it the past year and a half. Thanks for the freebies! :)

~ Lisa
Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing! Really love your mini-anchor charts. Definately going to use!

Traci said...

Love the stamina graphs... smart! as always :D
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

stacey said...

I love the anchor charts and the sign in sheet. I was wondering if you could help me out and send me the sign in sheet with one change...I teach 4th grade and will not be using the listening to reading; could you change it to library? Or maybe you could send me the word document so I can make the change. I would really apprecaite any help you could give me.

Mrs. Dwyer said...

Thanks for these great resources! After seeing so many book studies and comments referring to the Daily 5, I've decided to take the plunge and begin using it this year. I'm so excited and believe that it will ease a lot of prep and use of paper! What resources do you use for Listen to Reading? CDs? Computer station? Thanks, again!

~Tanya
Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

Anonymous said...

I teach sixth grade language arets. Our blocks are being extended to ninety minutes and this looks like a really workable solution. Has anyone used this for upper ementary and how have you adapted the ideas?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these resources! I'm reading D5 now, and I cant wait to implement it in my classroom!

Meredith said...

Your charts are fabulous! They will be a perfect addition to the areas of my classroom. Love 'em!

Ms. Oliva said...

Thanks for the supplies for Daily 5. Have never incorporated it, but feel that I might this year.

Erin M. Turner said...

I absolutely love your Daily 5 ideas. Thank you! Can post these as a pdf online so we can save and print them again and again? Erin

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