Thursday, September 6, 2012

You can do it! Daily 5 and Stamina

I'm really thinking about making shirts that say "I Heart Daily 5". Surely someone has them out there somewhere! I am so excited to be working on our Daily 5 introductions (one part at a time). After we are all done with our letter centers (next week!!!) we will be jumping in with both feet to our Daily 5. I am so excited!! Along with our Daily 5 comes our awesome and great reading groups (which I'm really, really excited about!!!).

But, before all the excitement can begin, we have to work on our reading stamina. I know I won't accomplish anything in our reading groups in my Read-to-Selfers can't read more than 1 minute at a time. On our very first day of practice (yesterday) we read for 1 minute and 31 seconds before we have to regroup. I'm really, really, reaaaaaally proud of my kiddos for doing that great too! They thought it was pretty cool to be able to read all by themselves. Especially since they know the 3 ways to read (pictures, words, retell)!

I can't wait to be able to fill in the entire thermometer ... I'm imagining a sprouting fountain from the top when they are done!!

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