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!

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