Monday, November 10, 2014

DAILY 5 RESOURCES IN ACTION

DAILY 5 ROCKED IN MY CLASSROOM TODAY OR SHOULD I SAY...MY KIDDOS ROCKED IT.  THIS POST IS SHARING THE RESOURCES THAT I USE AND WILL USE ALL YEAR LONG! 
Read To Self  ~ My students can read from their book bucket, a themed story picture book, or from their poetry binders. 

I teach a letter poem a day at the beginning of the year.  Kinder by Kim's Poetry Journals are easy to recite and read the alphabet poems the rest of the year. 

Listen to Reading ~ The students will listen to a story that is assigned for the month.  Then he/she will complete a worksheet that corresponds with the story. 


The books and response sheets that I will be using are from Deedee Wills Listen Up! Units.  I add 3 different response sheets at the center.  I love that they cover so many skills/concepts the kids are learning. 

Work on Writing ~ Gotta have spaceman at your center! 


Another great unit from Deedee Wills.  You should just go out and buy the complete set of Writing Work Stations.  What is GREAT...is that when I change it out each month the student know what to do because it is the same concepts...just corresponds with the themes of month!   
Read with Partner ~ the students LOVE to read the room and books to each other.  Especially...if they are reading to the principal or the president too! 

Meet with Teacher ~ First we practiced the importance of pointing to words while reading.


The activities above are from Julie Lee's Guided Reading for Kinders Part 1.  I was NOT going to buy this unit.  My son needs new mittens...but I couldn't help myself.  I am SO HAPPY that I did.  There are so many great resources to use with all the leveled groups you are working with.  I wish I could show you all that it contains...but you will just have to go and buy it for your classroom!  You won't regret it....trust me!!!

I use Reading A-Z to find level books that fit my students.  Look at them pointing while reading....THANKS JULIE LEE!  

This mini writing activity is from Tara West's Step-by-Step-Guided-Reading-Plans.  Her units do a great job GUIDING you through a small group lesson with your kiddos.  I love the differentiation she incorporates with each week.   



Sorry...I don't have any pictures but I use Caitlin Clabby's Word Work  each month.  She blogged about it HERE  at Kindergarten Smiles. 



REALLY MISSING MY MOM TODAY.  I COULD ALMOST FEEL HOW PROUD SHE WAS OF ME TODAY FROM ABOVE...THAT I NEEDED TO SHARE WHAT IS WORKING IN MY CLASSROOM WITH YOU!   
Amber

5 comments:

  1. We are like two peas in a pod. I also use Deedee's writing & Listen Up and Tara's guided reading. I will have to check out Julie's too. Looks like you guys are really "rockin" it! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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  2. I love to see other teachers' classes working hard during Daily 5 and wish that I could get my students to do the same! Even though we practiced the rules early on, I have a class who likes to talk and rush right through things. It doesn't help that we only get to our Daily 5 maybe a couple days a week as we are departmentalized and don't have a lot of time with my own class.

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  3. Lee Ann Rasey....my class is not the quiet and I am okay with that. I really like the resources that I am using during my Daily 5/small group time. Do you teach Kindergarten!?! and you departmentalize??? Interesting! Don't give up on it. What works for you and your classroom is not the same as everyone else!

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  4. Yep,I teach kindergarten and departmentalize; the whole district does and has for years. Another teacher and I switch for 1 hour classes. She teaches math and I teach ELA to each other's class. The other 3 teachers do 40 minute rotations. The teachers like to do it this way because it is easier to plan for one subject. I don't really like it, but I'm the new teacher on the team.

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