Hi, thanks for sharing, is there a way to view the video a bit bigger?
Due to the length of the video I was unable to have a larger version at this point... I'm looking into alternative ways today! :)
Love the outtakes! hahaha Great job!
Thanks! I've always thought that teaching was a job where you had to be able to laugh and not take it too seriously. :)
I also started the Daily 5 after break. I teach kindergarten and love using it. I asked the other day how they figured something out. One little boy raised his hand and said, "Because we are thinkers and we are problem solvers!" Gotta love it! Using the Daily 5 adds to how we think of ourselves as a community of learners.
I also do the Daily 5 in my classroom and it has helped so much with the noise level and I love how there is so much reading taking place. I also love your behavior management system. It exhibits more positive than negative. And even the negative doesn't really sound negative. With the Daily 5, I have more students than you do with 5 different guided reading groups, so I have to meet at least 4 a day meaning at least 4 daily 5 activities. Which one would you suggest that I should get rid of? By the way, I have a listening center, but only 4 headphones. Thanks.
I have put this podcast on YouTube. It is in a larger format - but it's in two parts. Part one is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f-pdacGDeoHope this helps!Mrs. Mikesell :)
Thank you so much for your latest podcast on the Daily 5. All of them have been so helpful. I just read the book over Christmas and found a teacher in my district who uses it so I went and observed. I'm concerned about how to keep up my momentum with what I have to be covering at this point, according to my district, and trying to implement it. I keep thinking I just need to wait until next year to start. Any specific on how you jumped in after the holidays?
I jumped in with both feet with reckless abandon. I wish I had more details than that - but I really just walked in one day and said, "Kids - we're doing something new. Hold on for the ride!"Mrs. Mikesell :)
Thanks for sharing the way you've modified "The Daily Five". We are changing our reading program to include the components of the daily 5, but although we've had professional developement, our teachers are feeling overwhelmed. I feel better about it all after watching you.
loved it! thanks
Nanette, I think if you just think about it as 5 simple activities that you don't have to change that help literacy... then you can do it. I was a bit overwhelmed at first because it felt very different. But now that I'm doing it I can't believe that I didn't do it sooner!Mrs. Mikesell :)
Hi,I use D5 in my first grade classroom and love it. Your podcast was great because it helped me remember all the positive reasons I started it in the first place -- my kids have spring fever and are quite talkative and tend to visit rather than build their stamina correctly. I modified D5 by added "computers" so now we do a "D6", which the kids love and helps to keep them motivated. Thanks for all your positive energy! I can't wait to see more! Catherine :)
I'm so happy I found you! I'm sure if I had the D5 book my question would be answered, but...when you do your daily 3, how do the guided reading kids get their writing time if they are reading with you during the writing time? (does that make sense?)Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and tips!Candy
Mrs. Mikesell:Thank you for helping us. Also, you are a way cool person!! I already learned so much from your site. Keep going.Edwina
I loved the podcast! Thank you so much for the information. I have been trying to work in the Daily 5 in my classroom and have seen positive results. My only, and major, dilemma is lack of time. I am so envious to hear that you have from 9:45 - 11:30! I have an hour and there is nothing I can do to change the amount of time I have due to my school's new RTI schedule (trust me, I've tried). Do you have any advice for how I can effectively use this hour? I try to squeeze in the mini lessons, meet with groups, and have students work on reading, writing, and buddy reading. I'm lucky if we get to have a Daily 1! This is so depressing to me because I spent my entire summer researching and reading about the Daily 5 and want to give the Daily 5 and my students the time it deserves. I teach 3rd grade. Thanks for any advice you can offer!
Thank you for your comments! I hope that you can visit elementary-teacher-resources.com for more fast, fun and fabulous teaching ideas.Mrs. Mikesell