I'm not sure how it suddenly became Friday. I've spent the week setting up my classroom, which means that the 'Days of the Week' song now sounds like this:
"Today is Friday, yesterday was Monday. Tomorrow will be Monday again. Days of the weekbeforeschoolstarts."
Needless to say, I didn't post anything therapeutic. Nor did I post pictures of my room (since it isn't finished). But here I am today with a freebie!
This is going to be my third year using The Daily Five - and my first year making my own cute resources for it. (Thank you, Scrappin' Doodles!) I'm come a long way, baby, from my days of thinking italicized Bookman Old Style was a creative font. Kevin & Amanda would recommend that I hang my head in shame. But my growth is your gain!
In the beginning of the year, I schedule my students' D5 activities so that I can meet with groups without them missing time working on one of their activities. I try to 'waterfall' the activities as best I can. (Later in the year, I use the 'Choice' card to indicate that they can work on any Daily Five per the check-in from the book.)
This is the editable Word document that I use to plan my groups. Notice I have a whole-group reading lesson (our school does literacy seminars) and I do not have a space for Listen to Reading (we are a bit slim on the resources for that in Second). But you can adjust it to meet your needs, adding columns/rows as needed and changing the times.
*Bonus tip: If you slip this page into a sheet protector near where you post the cards, a student can be responsible for switching the cards at the end of the day!
Hopefully these help you get organized for The Daily Five - and for your new school year!
And I'm curious... If you use The Daily Five, what tricks or adjustments have you made to make it work for your kiddos?
PS: Next week I'll have some great classroom pictures to share! Well, as long as I remember my camera.