I've done my version of the Daily 5 for 5 years. I say "my version" because I don't follow the framework exactly as written in the book. I also love the CAFE book by the sisters and use much of their work in my classroom, but just can't let go of my guided reading groups to do the full blown Reader's Workshop. Too much of an old dog to teach too many new tricks, I guess!
Anyhoo - Today I thought I'd share with you my check-in system. Pre-smart board, I used a pocket chart. Now almost everything is on the smart board. (You can't believe the PANIC if something happens and it isn't working!)
The check-in has 3 pages and lasts for the entire week. I like to track the choices to make sure the kids are hitting all the areas throughout a week. Each day uses a different creative pen "shape." Here's a screen shot of one of the pages.
At the end of the week I can clear the choices and be ready for the next week. BTW, the choice board doesn't stay up during the daily 5 round. Students quickly learn how to pull files from the task bar so activities on the board can be used during the rotations.
For the first few weeks, I assign students so they get used to the grid. As soon as everyone is comfortable, we start making choices. They love using the creative pens!
Okay! Now I'm going to attempt to share my check-in via Google Docs for the first time! We'll see how it goes! If you hear loud yelling and hair being torn out, you'll know it's not going well!
WELL, WELL, WELL!!! That did not WORK! So we'll go with a link and see how that goes!
Daily 5 Smart Board Check-In
SUCCESS AT LAST!!
SUCCESS AT LAST!!
If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll get back with you asap! It's not a BEAUTIFUL file like most of you are used to, but it does the job!
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