It is quite unfortunate that I decided to create this blog AFTER I have packed up my classroom and the kiddos are all done for the year. I do have, however, some pictures of Daily 5 in action. This past school year was the first year we have implemented Daily 5 as a school and to be honest, I was hesitant replacing my literacy centers. After a whole year I was amazed at what the students were able to do. Here are some pros:- MUCH less preparation - the same 5 stations (I have a few new activities every week)
- the students are extremely independent so reading/writing groups are uninterrupted
- it is quiet!
I could really go on and on but the book explains it all. I would recommend watching the DVD especially for Daily 5 in Kindergarten.
Anyhow, here are a few pictures I took:
|You can see the students are engaged with what they are doing. At this table some are doing listening to reading and one girl is practicing writing on the dry-erase board. The students are allowed to sit wherever they like.|
He is at the writing station with a picture dictionary.
|Here is one of my writing groups during Daily 5.|
|Here is the Word Work station. In the beginning of the year I laminated all the students' names and they used playdoh to form their names. You can also laminate sight word cards well.|