Whew! My kiddos and I have successfully survived our first week of first grade! :) And by first week, I mean a FULL first week - we started school on a Monday this year. That's one looooong week for all involved. ;)
I have decided to jump right on in with Daily 5 this year, and I am SO EXCITED about it!! Our whole team began the procedures this week, and I saw great success! We have completed 3 days of the implementation lesson plans, and we're up to 9 minutes of stamina for Read to Self :) We will discuss Good-Fit books, the I-Pick lesson, and intro Work on Writing this week.... and I think my kids are going to LOVE it all!
Here is what our I-Chart for Read to Self will look like when I hang it up in our classroom (we made one together, but I can't have something that's not in fun handwriting up all year... you know how it is!). If this fits your class' discussion as well, feel free to grab it for your room! It is set up to print on legal size paper (8.5 x 14), but I bet you can make it whatever you need it to be :)
I'll be back soon (hopefully tomorrow!) with pics of my room this year... I am loooooving my black backgrounds, B&W borders, and bright color accents!!