I am finally getting into summer mode which means I'm already planning for next year. Ha My hubbie just doesn't get this, yet I can't get into sitting around. I am trying to get the hang of this blog thing, but so far I haven't figured out how to do any of the fancy things I have seen at other sites. Anyone know where to learn more about blogging?
I've already read 3 books and I am excitedly revisiting the Daily 5 and enjoying all the thoughts and comment from others.
Link to Lori's page [here]
I have dabbled with the Daily 5 while teaching 2nd grade, but last year when I moved to 1st grade I was lost on how to start. I had a very low class and mostly non- readers. I admit...I bailed, well almost. I fell back into guided reading groups, but kept some of the components of Daily 5; Working w/ words, read to someone, and read to self. Problem was I mostly ran them like centers, and I was the one trying to make them work. It was exhausting.
This year I'm trying again and NOT giving up. So I am re-reading the book with a fresh out look. I already know my big issue is giving up control. But if I train them to understand what is expected then I'm not giving UP Control but giving responsibility. Paradigm Shift! Whew I think that feels better already. Moving on to Chapter 2. Go to my Daily 5 page or click here.