Monday, July 16, 2012

Daily 5 - Chapter 5 & Monday Made It!

DAILY 5, CHAPTER 5


Well, I'm a tiny bit behind the book study because of all the birthday festivities...I think I have fished more in the past week than I did all last summer, but that's what he wanted to do!  I'm back now, and I'll catch up this week!  Today, I'm linking up with Mechele from Barrow's Hodgepodge and Melissa from Dilly Dabbles who co-hosted this chapter!

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Chapter 5 is all about Read to Someone and Listen to Reading!  I love the quote at the beginning of the chapter!  I think it implicates so, so much for my read-alouds!  How can I define a purpose while still keeping read-alouds enjoyable?

Read to Someone


In my reading group, I have done partner reading in the past.  However it hasn't been a consistent part of our routine.  We read our weekly story with partners once a week and not every week.  The kids love it though, and they always asked to do it!  I assigned partners (randomly, but I had veto power) to help things run more smoothly.  However, with the sisters' strategies, the I-chart, and all of the modeling included in daily 5, I'm hoping I won't have to do that this year!  In fact, the sisters say "...explicit teaching and practice will lead to engaged and productive partnerships instead of chaos." (pg. 61)  If I can will myself to let them choose their own partners, then I know they'll love it even more!

There are 6 important days of step-by-step lessons that give students the skills to successfully participate in read to someone.  All the while you and your kids are working on building stamina in read to someone!

Listen to Reading

Listening to fluent reading is something that I have also done in the past.  Once a week, usually on Monday, we listened to our basal story for the week and followed along in our text books as a class.  Everyone did this together, not in centers or small groups.  The thing that bothers me about the CD's that are provided is that it dings when it moves to a new page, and some of my kiddos just listen for that ding and don't really follow along at all.  Again, I'm hoping with the sisters' help and the routines, strategies, and modeling it won't be a big problem this year!

I will definitely need some more supplies for listen to reading!  I have a couple of computers in the room and an iPod.  But I'm thinking I'll need a few more listening devices, headphones, and maybe a headphone splitter or two!  I love their idea of each child having his or her own headphones that are labeled and kept in a baggie in their book box.  I don't need too many more books on tape/cd.  As I mentioned, our reading series comes with CD's for all of our stories.  A special ed teacher of 30+ years is moving to the middle school and she gave us boxes of books on tape, and I also had a donors choose project funded this summer so I'll be getting Junie B. Jones books on CD soon!  Donors Choose is a terrific place to get things like this that you need for your classroom!  Listening center materials will be my next project!  And remember to look at oo.com for your project if it's technology based, and share it with us so we can vote for it!

There are four days of focus lessons to successfully introduce "listen to reading".

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Since we're talking about Daily 5, there is a little something I wanted to share with you that I think could be great for word work (which I'll be blogging about Wednesday)!  I have a set of Hot Dots multiplication practice cards that I absolutely love!  Students can practice independently, and it's easy to do!  By pressing the answers with the included pen they are told if their answer is correct or incorrect...that's it!  They have a lot of sets for all grade levels and all subjects too!  I saw some homophone cards (and lots of others) that could be great for word work!

The best part is...right now you have a chance to win 2 sets and a pen for your very own!  Just head over to Denise's blog to enter!



MONDAY MADE IT!

Now I'm linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for my Monday Made it!


This week I have a really simple project that I decided to do while walking through Wal-mart the other day.  I think it will be a great way to build a strong classroom community though!  

I found a simple wooden picture frame like this at the store. 

I had some of this at home.

I painted the frame, and we'll change pictures out all year long and I can write on the frame to tell about the picture or our class!  {Excuse my writing...ugh...}  Now, I think I've told you before that I'll be having many of the same kids this year in 3rd grade that I had the first year I taught in kindergarten!  I'm so beyond excited!!  So when they come into our room for the first time, they'll see a picture of them and/or their friends {my kindergarten kiddos}!  I think it will be a great way to make our room seem more like home from the very beginning!
All Dressed up for Halloween =)
I wonder if they'll remember!

P.S.  I'm using these to write!  I got them at Jo-Ann's and love them!!  They are supposed to work on chalkboards and white boards and even windows!  I've only tried them on chalk so far.  I erased it pretty easily with a wet paper towel and my hands didn't get messy!!  Yay!  The down side?  They're a little pricey...

I'm thinking I might add a classroom job to my list - photographer.  They'd use our class camera at different times during the week to take pictures.  I don't want it to be a distraction though.  Has anyone else assigned a job like this?  Do you use a class picture frame?  I have two this year...hopefully I can keep the pictures updated!

Now, don't forget to link up your Monday Made It or your Daily 5, Chapter 5 post!

21 comments:

  1. Very cute frame! I've always wanted to make one of those for my class pictures :-)

    As for running tips, I first got into it by deciding to run a marathon out of the blue and signing up for a training program like Team in training. For the saner route, Runner's Word has some great beginning training plans here: http://www.runnersworld.com/topic/0,7122,s6-238-520-0-0,00.html

    Let me know if I can help in any way!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice compliment and the tips!! I definitely recommend the frame! I think the kids will love it, and it was easy and pretty cheap!

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  2. Super cute idea with the frame! I think the kids will LOVE it!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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    1. Thanks Jaime! I do too! I hope so anyway!

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  3. Your frame turned out so cute! Pinning!

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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    1. Aww thanks Amanda!! That's awesome! Makes my day!! =)

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  4. I like the headphones in the book box idea last year my kinders were really hard on my headphones. I will have to do that with my third graders. I love the picture frame!

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    1. I thought that was a great idea too! And thanks! I think the kids will like it too!

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  5. I actually do have a class photographer and have done it in 5th, 3rd, and 2nd grade. I allow the photographer to take 1-2 pictures a week of something interesting that is going on. Then they write a sentence or to about what they took a picture of in a binder and date it. At the end of the year I can print out the pictures and we can make a powerpoint of the year. I'm hoping to send it home with students this year at the end of the year! I think it's such a fun job!

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  6. I am your newest follower! Cute blog, you have a lot of great ideas!

    Thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower! I am a new blogger and love connecting with other teachers!
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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    1. Thanks Layla!! I'm glad you're here! =)

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  7. Yay for Made-It Monday's linky party! I love your picture frame and thanks for sharing the writing product you used. I know what I'll be saving my next JoAnn's discount coupon for!
    :) I'm now a follower,
    Antonia @ forkin4th

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    1. Thanks Antonia! You should definitely save your next coupon!! I love the markers, but they are not cheap!

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  8. I never knew that was such a thing as chalkboard paint. I know...crazy!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Patti
    One Class, One Sound

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    1. I love chalkboard paint!! I'm working on another project using it right now! There are some "recipes" for diy chalkboard paint in any color on pinterest but I've never tried them!

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  9. Hi there!! I'm a new follower and also a third grade teacher!! I love finding new third grade blogs!!
    Courtney
    Teaching in Paradise

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    1. Thanks Courtney! I'm so glad you found me! I'm following you now as well!

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  10. Just curious..Will this be your first year implementing daily 5? Do you use your basal with daily 5 and cafe??

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    1. This will be my first year using it, Courtney! I'm a little nervous about it. I'm going to try to use my basal while incorporating daily 5 and cafe, but I'm still not really sure how that will go! I'll try to share how it goes here on my blog!

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  11. Love your little frame makeover! So cute! Great idea:) Thanks for sharing and for linking up:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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