(Grab yourself a snack!)
This post contains the following topics:
The Daily Five (Reading Block)
Update for Daily Review Sets
December Math Centers
We have two days left of school before Thanksgiving Break!
Because I am not posting visual plans this week, I decided it was a good time to share how we run our reading block.
I can't always say that it works perfectly. We stop and reteach when issues arise, but so far this system is working out well this year. I am in no way, shape, or form, an expert on the daily five, but this is my 4th year running my reading groups in this way so hopefully I can shed some light for someone just starting out.
This is not endorsed by the daily five program.
It is my take on what works for me this year.
We begin and end every 15 minute session on the gray rug in front of the smartboard. Students watch as I move the choice titles over to the right and reset the timer for the next round. Then I say, "Ready, set, read!" before everyone gets up to go to their new choice.
Here is a break down of each colored panel in action:
About a week ago, we receieved one ipad per classroom and so far I only have 4 apps on it, but phonics genius is a popular app for now. I use it to flash through the spelling focus that week whole group too.
I created two new packets for daily review. I use them for morning work and run the two back to back. My students have gotten so good at these this year, I realized that I needed to add more! I didn't have any December or Winter themed sets, so this is what I created.
If you already bought my Daily Math Or Daily Language Complete Sets, I have added the winter set for free. You can download the updated version from your purchases page. If you want to check out getting all 7 sets of daily language or daily math just click the pictures below to head to TpT and check it out. It is 11 dollars less than buying all 7 sets separately when you buy the complete set!
On Friday we had our Turkey Trot. It is a school wide race that each grade level completes during their specials time. Here's some pictures from our first grade trot.
This weekend I headed to Hobby Lobby and I am working on my Thanksgiving Program costumes because our little program is Tuesday!
Our dress rehearsal is tomorrow! Such Fun!