PEOPLE!!!!!! I know I’m not supposed to post twice in one day. But I can’t help it. First, thank you so much for all of your comments and help and emails regarding The Daily 5. I love this community. It is AMAZING. Grace (from Greenville, North Carolina – I just went to North Carolina for the first time this summer and FELL IN LOVE with it. Especially the people.) made a comment that she thinks she got her Daily 5 book from Barnes and Noble. That got me thinking. What if it is available on the Kindle? Which I have! My class got me one for my end of year gift! Including a cover, light, AND a gift card to purchase books! And even though I read 8 books on it at the beginning of the summer, it has now been neglected due to my blogging addiction and I (sort of) forgot about it. But I just checked.
AND THEY HAVE THE DAILY 5 FOR THE KINDLE!!! AND I AM THE NEW OWNER!!!! AND I HAVE TO STOP YELLING AT EVERYONE (in excitement) BECAUSE I HAVE TO GO DEVOUR THIS BOOK TONIGHT BECAUSE MY PARTNER IS COMING OVER IN THE MORNING SO WE CAN RE-PLAN EVERYTHING! I WROTE TWO BECAUSE’S IN THE SAME SENTENCE!!! I AM WILD!!!! WATCH OUT!!
Thanks again, peeps!!!!!!! I will let you know how this goes!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
I really hope you enjoy Daily 5. I use it during the Guided Reading time. I could not hang with the back and forth teaching. Good luck! I hope you sleep tonight!
Miss Ice says
I just read both of your last comments and I thought I'd briefly input how I did it last year. Our school adopted Daily 5 and CAFE but we still have our reading program Good Habits, Great Readers. At the beginning of the year I followed the timeline in the Daily 5 book to build up stamina. While I was doing this, I still did the mini-lesson and reading groups. My reading groups involved books I've always used as part of my curriculum but I incorporated mini-lesson strategies. After they built up their stamina – I assigned what part of Daily 5 they would be doing and when they would rotate. I couldn't trust my class last year to choose on their own. So here was my reading block:
8:50 – 9:05 – CAFE mini-lesson
9:05 – 9:25 – 1st Rotation
9:25 – 9:45 – 2nd Rotation
9:45 – 10:05 – 3rd Rotation
10:05 – 10:20 – Student Conferences
10:20 – 10:35 – 4th Rotation
10:35 – 10:50 – 5th Rotation
10:50 – 11:00 – Carpet Time for Read Aloud
*The other thing I did was switch between leveled reading groups and strategy groups(they talk more about those in CAFE).
Anyway, the thing that I most wanted to say was that last year was my first year implementing this program. While I had the support of the rest of the school – it was a big learning curve for all of us and there were a lot of kinks. Don't get discouraged because it really is awesome! I had a kindergarten student come up to me and tell me what reading independently meant and why it was important to have reading stamina. D5 gets the kids really excited for reading! Have an incentive for getting so many minutes on their stamina and chart their progress for all to see. We had a bar graph out in the hallway for the whole month and each day we charted how many minutes we read that day for all to see!
I just read a review on amazon that had 1 star for the book daily five, the rreason: kindle messed up the book, hope they fixed it for you….
excited for you 🙂
love your blog!
abby @ Third Grade Bookworm