They are doing it! My kids are actually doing daily five and really enjoying it. My grade level partners and I tried this a few years back, but honestly we weren’t patient enough to wait the full month to really start it.
We have always felt that we needed to start our reading groups within the first two weeks. This year we really made a commitment to give daily five a try. Since we are “Reaching for the Stars” in first grade this year, we actually call our daily 5 STAR time because there are 5 points on a star (daily 5, get it).
One of the things that was a little hard for me to do was give my kids a choice where they go each time (maybe later in the year). So after searching on Pinterest for ideas, I found rotation cards/bookmarks. I liked that idea because it gave me control for my RTI students and it eliminated me tracking where they are going each session.
There are five different rotation cards, so I placed each rotation onto a different color and laminated them. This way I am able to visually see who should be at each rotation. I made an extra set for me and I placed them onto a binder ring for my reference. I made my own version of a bookmark with clip art that would match my clip art I used to make my expectation cards. Grab your rotation card freebie here.
*This file is an “unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. It is not endorsed by the 2 Sisters. To access official resources, check out The Daily Cafe. If you have not read the book, I definitely would! It was such a great help to me and I have read it more than once.