Happy Sunday to all of you! I can’t believe all of the amazing emails and comments about The Daily Five you all have left me. Some of them are really long and I really appreciate the time and energy you took to type it all. SO SWEET! 🙂
My partner just left and we planned for about 4 hours . . . among lots of talking about off topic things. One major topic of discussion was her daughter, Alyssa, who works at the Mall School. It’s . . . different. Especially recess and bathroom breaks. She is adjusting. I have high hopes that it will get better each day!
I read the whole book last night. It was a quick read!! And now, after going over everything with my partner, we decided to do The Daily Five. Laurie is totally on board and we are excited to try something new. We are both a little worried about starting something and then finding out it doesn’t work for us which would result in changing things up on the kids. We both love routine and consistency. But I assured her that ALL OF YOU said IT IS AWESOME and that YOU LOVE IT and that we can tweak it to meet our needs. We are both really looking forward to the shoe lesson for I-PICK. LOVE it!!
So I have one final question and I hope it makes sense. I hope just one person (but several would be great) will explain it to me. I hope I’m not beating you over the head with this.
Here goes: I teach a mini-Phonics lesson. My kids break out into The Daily Five. I pull kids. I get that. I love that. I’m looking forward to that.
BUT HOW DO I KNOW MY KIDS CAN APPLY THE PHONICS SKILL IF I DON’T HAVE SOMETHING (worksheet) TO CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING? (this is all in caps because I’m confused and also, can you hear me??)
I love the idea of not checking over papers at the end of the day or during my lunch. What a great idea!!! But I feel like the ladies skipped over that part of the book. They just don’t look at any papers? There are never any papers? No comprehension quizzes? No spelling tests? No phonics worksheets? No response to literature? Does anyone get what I am saying?
I will leave you with a cute pic. I couldn’t help myself. I brought home all of the stuffed animals in my classroom and put them in the washing machine for a little spin. And then I put them in my guest bathroom tub to dry. I thought they looked so funny!
Now I am off to search for cute Daily 5 cards because I know you all have them somewhere! 🙂 I’m really excited about this! Thanks again for all of your help and please, SOMEBODY, address my question and concern. I would SO appreciate it. I thought about giving you a phonics worksheet cut and paste thing like I have before but then I thought . . . maybe not? Since it’s a worksheet? As you can see, I need some guidance. Does anyone know where the sisters live? Maybe I could go over there for dinner . . .