I typically post my centers for a Center Saturday post, but this week we didn’t have centers!
We had a 3 day week, so I didn’t put out work centers for my students to work on.
Instead, I thought I would use this short week to begin our choice board in our Daily 5 journey.
(We have taught and modeled each element in the Daily 5 for about 2 months now. We have also built stamina. My students have already been able to choose between Reading to Self and Reading to Others for a set amount of time.)
Here is a shot at my choice board. I have 4 slots of each station
1. Read to self
2. Read to someone
3. Teacher (with me)
4. Listening to Reading
5. Word Work
6. Learning (with my aid)
My students put a little name tag with their picture on the station they are at. I can’t show you them since they have my students names and pictures on them.
I try to put most stations at a specific color table… hence the colors and matching baskets. That is the color table they can go to.
Students do not have to go to a table to Read to Self or Read to Someone.
Here are some of the activities we worked on with the Daily 5 this week.
I focused on the book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Colandro.
I used this book (I have 3 copies)
and a B&W reader I created for our book boxes. I am also going to be using this reader with my group on Monday. We are working on the Practice and Read Again strategy.
I downloaded this book onto my Storia App from Scholastic for the iPads for our listening station using my scholastic dollars.
I also had a few different pumpkin books on tape for my students to listen to.
We also did some writing about the story which my class rocked! They did so great writing and drawing relevant pictures! I was so proud.
For word work, we put together puzzles with words and we did sentence scrambles.
(We did a few more activities but I don’t have pictures of them.)
We still have a few kinks to work out with our system.
I have a few friends that struggle with finishing activities and get distracted.
(Like most 5 year old do!)
Are you using a choice board with your students yet?
What do your students struggle with the most?
|grab the pack here, Sentence Scrambles here|