One Week Down...!

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. ;)

Thankfully, I have a super group this year, and we had a very fun week at school together. I have some teaching to do in regards to raising hands before talking, not chit-chatting with friends while I'm teaching, and the like, but other than that, I think we're gonna be good!!

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!!



  1. Oh it warms my heart to see that someone else is going through exactly what I am! We have just completed our first week of school too! We are up to 8 minutes in Read to Self and I just wanted to say I love the addition of your "Where can we read" to the Independence chart. I think if I list this at school on Monday as we get back to reading it will solidify our good choices. Thank you for the idea!

  2. I loved reading about your Daily 5 progress, how exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing your class :)

  3. Yay for Daily 5 progress!! Glad your first week back was a success!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  4. I love your I chart! Are you going to be posting the rest for the daily 5? I would love to blow them up on our poster maker and post them! So much prettier than my handwriting!!!

    1. Aww, thanks! I will be creating the rest as we make our charts as a class... this is the first year doing Daily 5, and I'm loving it! I will be sure to post them on the blog as I make them!!

  5. Fantastic!! Thank you for making it free!! This is very helpful


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