Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just what the teacher ordered- more Daily 5!

I don't know about you, but that first week wiped me out! I have a class full of sweeties, twenty-two of them to be exact. Let me tell you, looping is definitely the way to go! These kids are already trained in the Scott ways.

Let's get to the good stuff- more Daily 5. So last week we reviewed the three ways to read a book. I made a handwritten little poster with the kids and if you know me you know I despise my handwriting. So what did I do? I made a spiffy one on the computer, of course. Best of all, I'm attaching it here for you.

One more thing- and I cannot claim this as my own. A sweet little teacher across the hall from me came up with this. She drew it all cute and put it up on the chalkboard. Miss Cooper is the best! Again, I'm not that talented to free draw something like that. So, I made my own. Yes, it's a Read to Self time-o-meter. Great for the beginning of school when we are building STAMINA! I think the kids will love it. When you click here you will get two copies of it, you can decide which color scheme you like better. Sorry, mine only goes up to 15 minutes. Maybe I'll make some other chart to get from 15 to 20. We will just have to wait and see!

I hope you all had a great start to school. Can't wait to get back to blogging on a regular basis!


  1. Love this, just pinned it. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I LOVE the time-o-meter idea! Thanks!

  3. Love this!! Saw it on Pintrest and knnew it was perfect for my new Grade 1 classroom. Thanks for your hard work.

  4. What a CUTE way to illustrate building stamina! I borrowed your and Miss Cooper's creative idea and turned it into an interactive time-o-meter for Notebook software. I cited the two of you as the creative idea behind it, thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Thanks for the fantastic reading stamina time-o-meter. I used it to create a mimio activity for my class so that we can move the meter up after each minute level we hit.

    Mrs Wiley

  6. What a great visual to have for students to track their own time. Thanks for sharing.