Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gettin' Into the Swing of DAILY 5-Read to Someone

WowSiE! I'm so excited about using the Daily 5 with my first graders this year! Today, we had our first focus lesson for Read to Someone. We made an anchor chart: "When I Read to Someone, I will..."I modeled the EEKK {elbow to elbow, knee to knee} reading position & then the kiddos all practiced with partners. Amazing!!! They actually were all engaged in reading {for a few minutes anyway}. For the first day, I thought they did a GREAT job! It was just too cute watching them work so hard to get their elbows & knees matched up!
The Daily 5 book {below} & the website The Daily Cafe are amazing resources filled with a wealth of info-check these out! Thanks so much Danielle for letting me borrow your book!!

And, of course, I had to add a little "zebra bling" to my Daily 5 signs! If you would like a copy, just click on the pics below for your FREEBIES! I would also LOVE to hear from you guys about any Daily 5 things you are doing in your classrooms or if you have found any great Daily 5 blogs or websites!


  1. I awarded you with the Versatile award! Check it out! :)

  2. If you haven't yet get on pinterest. It has helped me so much with finding and keeping track of great ideas when it comes to Daily 5 or other classroom ideas.

  3. Nice! I have the poem hung up in my classroom, but this one is so much cuter. I will be replacing my old one.
    Thank you for sharing your cute posters!
    This is my first year with Daily 5. I LOVE IT!

  4. I love your blog! I spent a lot of time looking through it yesterday! I will be a first year teacher in the fall and I am so excited to find great resources like yours! I am planning to use the EEKK sign in my Buddy Reading Station..not sure if you have a tune you have placed it to but I wanted to have a tune for my students to sing it to and figured out that "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" is a great tune to put it to! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!! :)

  5. I love your disco blog! It's such a happy place to visit! I've just finished reading D5 and am now reading The Cafe. I'm super excited about using it this year! Have you seen the new Disco themed Carsen-Dellosa products? Everytime I see them, I think of your cute blog! Thanks for sharing!:-)

    A+ Firsties

  6. Thank you for sharing!! I love your signs! I am doing a safari theme in my class and these will work wonderfully!! Thanks again.

  7. Its probably said to be pretty important for the students to regard about every possible details as mentioned here and surely for the future it will give them more rise. writing a manuscript for a book