Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Beginning the Daily Five

Just the beginning…

After Reading so much about it online.
after buying the book and reading some more,
after watching a bit of it in practise online…

I was ready to launch

Daily Five!!

and I love it.

1. Read to Self

We started by creating an anchor chart for Read to Self and practised the rules and anti behaviours as described by the sisters.  I was thankful for all of the wonderful resources available on TpT for Daily Five and had a hard time choosing the theme for my classroom as I thought they were all so cute.  Head over to TpT if you are wanting some quality resources all ready to use.  It certainly takes the stress out of creating your own. 

The Little Learners were amazing.  I admit I was doubtful…forever optimistic but definitely cautious.  However,  my wildest dreams were superseded.

My delightful Little Learners love Read to self. They are
self directed,
self motivated and
responsibly stay on task.

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photo 5

 

I have only one question…
why isn't this approach HUGE in Australia. 
If you are using it please leave a comment below. Id love to hear from you!

Happy Thursday!
Mrs StoweSmile

5 comments:

Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep! said...

Hi Julie,

Our school uses Daily 5 in Year 1 and 2. I do a 'Daily 5-esque' program in my room and am going to read the book again over the Christmas holidays so I am ready to get it started in its entirety next year. My Preppies love the elements that I do. I'll be really interested to follow your progress!

Lauren
Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

Daples said...

I also have trialled parts of it in preparation to use it next year in my kinder class. I bought the book last holidays and couldn't put it down. I found it very interesting. But, I have just found out I am heading up Learning Support in junior school full time next year, so will not have my own class. There is still some scope though, as I am also helping to head up a new reading/literacy plan for K-2 through our National Partnership funding, and we are revamping all our programs, so will use new ideas I've been learning about.

Susan Cahalane said...

Hi Julie! Daily 5 sounds fantastic!! As a science teacher, I don't use it but I keep hearing about it & I would love to find out more. Great pics you posted!

✿Sue✿
Science for Kids Blog

Barbara said...

Oh that's cool! I'm so glad you like it. I know lots of teachers who love Daily Five. It hasn't really worked for me but the theory is sound, that's for sure. Happy teaching!

A. Monroe said...

Best of luck with your Daily Five adventure. I've been using it for the past few years and have tweaked it a little each year depending on the students. Don't be afraid to make some changes to make it fit your kiddos.
Have a great week.

School Is a Happy Place

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