Hey ya’ll! This weeks teacher rock star is Allyson from Going Strong in 2nd Grade. I’ve been a long time follower of Allyson for a few years now. SheI finally got the chance to meet her in Vegas this summer and she is a gem. If you weren’t following her before, make sure too.
She has great ideas to share including her post today.
Do you use Daily 5 in your classroom? Allyson is bringing you some great tips on how she runs Daily 5 during her literacy block. Seriously, ya’ll are going to LOVE this post! It’s amazing!!!
Hey everyone! My name is Allyson from Going Strong in 2nd Grade and I am a 2nd Grade teacher in NC. I began my blogging and TPT journey about 3 years ago and haven’t looked back. Below is as post from a couple months ago about how I do Daily 5 in my classroom. I have taken some of the original Daily 5 options and added some of my own for what works for me and my kiddos. I hope this will give you some ideas for Daily 5 in your classroom!
When I was student teaching, the Daily 5 craze began and I fell in love with it too! I was able to observe kindergarten students at my student teaching placement school that were on task while their teacher worked with small groups. It was amazing!
When I got my own classroom, the first year, I tried to do Daily 5, but I just was so overwhelmed with everything else that comes with the first year of teaching, that I didn’t really give it a try. Then the next school year, our elementary house was “going” Daily 5. I followed the book chapter by chapter as we learned about each component of Daily 5. It worked, but my kids and I struggled with some components like Read To Someone – small classroom and lack of control of a whisper voice – lead to a frustrated teacher.
So fast forward to year 3, where I begin to make Daily 5 my own! I have used very similar Daily 5 rotations since then with a few tweaks each year. This year I only have 45 minutes for Daily 5, so we do 3 rounds each day. I have four Daily 5/Reading groups for Daily 5 with 5-6 students in each group.
A couple weeks ago, I got so frustrated with my new kiddos asking me what to do each round of Daily 5, that I made this cool schedule that I display on my board during Daily 5. Pictures included so that they can see what they should be doing each round.
Be prepared – this will be a long post! I’m going to try to explain what my kiddos do each day during Daily 5 and what the different activities are (and where I got some of them!)