For my Kinders, it seems like routine is always better. That is what I love about the Daily 5. Students are slowly introduced to different stations and activities.
I have already sent you an email! I got the feeling that it is definitely not the favorite! I learned I had to trust that they were doing the right thing- and guess what?
If you teach them- they can do it! Oh, and the winner from the last post is: You didn't leave your email so please comment here and leave it so you can pick out your prize!! My students all get a journal I add colorful card stock to the front and back to make it look ooohhh so cool: The inside of the journal At the start of the year we use paper with the dotted lines and there must be a space for a picture.
The journals are kept in a writing folder in their desk. I also have a writing table area that has other supplies they might need. My mini-lessons at the beginning of Work on Writing stamina building are about two things- 1.
If you read The Daily 5 book it talks about telling the kids to just put a line under a word they are not exactly sure of the spelling. I can't tell you what a blessing that simple little trick is! It is a fab tool for the kids! Next, I have created picture prompt cards to help give students some ideas on writing.
If you look at the far right of her desk she has a picture prompt card. I made these a million years ago by just using clip art in Word or print shopprinted, glued to construction paper, and laminated.
They are a BIG hit! This is probably my 10th year using the SAME cards!! Bag of prompt cards!
I just put them in a gift bag and they sit on my writing table waiting for a customer! A sampling of what the cards look like Just a side note about the cards- I tell the kids to either write about the picture more of an expository paragraph telling about the topic OR make up a story about the picture.
They can usually do either one of those. ALSO, so that you don't have kids getting up to constantly change their cards OR standing there digging through the whole bag, I say you have two picks and that is it.
So if the first pick is not your favorite you can pick one more time and then you get what you get.
Another item I can't live without is my student dictionaries. And then we use them during Work on Writing time to look up words and add new words! Here one student is helping another student find a word in his dictionary.
So easy to print and assemble! Here is a closer look at the inside. There is even a page on left of writing ideas! I've taught with and without dictionaries and I have to say that having it leaves the kids less stressed about spelling. I do have to mention that these particular dictionaries are best for second grade and up they would be way to difficult for first grade.
Something I tried for the first time this past year was class journals. I love this idea and I will try them again. Not to throw a product at you but I'm going to anyway- ha!
I also use Writing Wheels during Work on Writing. I created these beauties this past year and my kids went gaga over them! They look like this:First Grade Daily 5. Showing top 8 worksheets in the category - First Grade Daily 5. Some of the worksheets displayed are What is the daily five, The daily 5, Daily math practice, Sample work from, Daily questions grade 5, Practice book o, Math fact fluency work, Homework practice and problem solving practice workbook.
As some of you know, I do a form of Daily We call it Daily [ ] Differentiated Kindergarten. Differentiated instruction in the classroom just assures me that every group gets to every station every two days.
(Remember, if you want to see my actual activities for the first two weeks for each I am new to kindergarten and Daily 5.
Jul 02, · Eventually, all of the writing options will be added and students can CHOOSE which one they want to work on. As you can see below, I have a lot of options for students to choose from! My kids usually gravitate towards writing the globe and writing the room for some reason!
Aug 02, · Making Daily 5 work for me , rotate to either word work/writing center, and rotate to either listen to reading/computers. For read to self and read to someone I will let them choose where to work.
However, computers will always be at the computers, word work at the word work center, work on writing at the writing center, listen Author: Sweet Kindergarten.
FREE Daily 5 Menu & Literacy Station Ideas Printable I have compiled ideas to use for Daily The girth of these ideas stem from Work on Writing and Word Work. Jul 12, · Finally, I would have writing notebook/ journal time where everybody wrote (separate from daily 5 time).
I would usually give them some kind of prompt or two to write about. I would have students a day to work timberdesignmag.com: Tori's Teacher Tips.