Is up to Chapter 3 in The Daily 5. I have to say the more I read the more I fall in LOVE!!
My mind is racing with things to do in my new classroom (I've only been in it once and the anticipation is KILLING me!!!!). I'm trying to figure out how to tweek the model to not only fit my schedule but my older kids.
My biggest concern as I hit Chapter 3 is Anchor Charts.
(I must admit I'm a horrible teach who has never used them. In my defense I never learned how to do them. I know SHAME ON ME!!)
The Sisters say:
"Discussions are held and children's thinking about student teacher behaviors during the Daily 5 is recorded on the charts. These are posted in the room so the children's thoughts and learning can be referred to all year long."
This sticks with me. Everything I put on the walls and around the classroom I want to be a learning tool. So having the charts with our procedures and discussion on the wall all year long seems like a no brainer.
So what's my problem??
Well along with never really having utilized the paper charts, I'm more used to (and comfortable) with technology.
That's why I never really used the charts before. I had a Smartboard, so this is where all our classroom discussions found their home. So I have made Anchor Charts...premade and on the fly. So using paper shouldn't be to difficult right????
I'm only worried my administration will think I'm crazy!! My room comes equipped with an Elmo and a Smartboard I'm sure they'll wonder why I'm not using them!!
I guess I'll just have to suggest they read The Daily 5 to learn the method to my madness :)
Now I just have to get in the classroom and start working!!!
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