Decide on the type of centers that will be used there are four centers in the pictures shown above 2. Assign students to flexible groups there are four groups in the pictures 3. Each group is assigned a group number or group name 4. Each morning groups are assigned to two learning centers 5.
Last week I posted about my observation and how well it went mainly because of my Daily 5 routine in my classroom. If you have followed me for awhile then you know how much I love the Daily 5 model.
I had a few questions about my routines so I thought I would do a more thorough post for you today. The Daily 5 model in my classroom is pretty typical of what the authors of the book suggest.
You can visit their awesome website The Daily Cafe for lots of great tips and suggestions. Lets start with my rotations. Each Tuesday we begin our rotations.
I pass out a weekly checklist for my students to keep track of their rotations. They must complete all 5 areas before they can repeat the same activity.
Each rotation lasts for 20 minutes and students must stay in that area until I give the signal for the next rotation.
All students have a personal book bag with their number on it. When they go to Read to Self they just grab their bag and start reading. They each have 10 books in their bags.
Each students is allowed to exchange their books once a week. I have a schedule to make it easy for them and myself.
The students can grab a bag and sit anywhere in the room.
They can also choose an iPad and listen to stories on there. I have the Storia App from Scholastic and I also have some free ebooks that I have downloaded from different places such as Amazon and Kindle.
Students choose a buddy to read with and then they choose a Buddy Reading Bucket. I have 4 buckets filled with pairs of books from the school library and my classroom. They find a quiet spot and read together. For word work I have a variety of activities for my students to choose from.
I have 3 tubs with spelling work, sight words and skills sheets. I also have monthly activities for them to choose from as well. I do not require my students to do one before the other, but they must choose an activity and complete it.
My students have lots of options for writing during this time. I don't have a lot of space for this area so I have set it up for them to have access to a variety of items.
So I set up two binders with everything in it. The kids can easily get a binder and take it back to their seat. They can also choose to write in our message books. These came from Lori over at Teaching with Love and Laughter.
I read through a few the other day and some of my students are writing back and forth to each other. It is so cute! I also have TONS of different writing templates and paper.The ACT test is a curriculum-based education and career planning tool for high school students that assesses the mastery of college readiness standards.
Aloha everyone. Last week I posted about my observation and how well it went mainly because of my Daily 5 routine in my classroom. If you have followed me for awhile then you know how much I .
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