Since I started teaching, I have always looked for the most efficient way to do things without compromising the learning of students. I have taught many programs, and I never do exactly what the manual says. I put my own twist on things while maintaining high expectations for my students. When I was introduced to the Daily 5 this year, I embraced it I loved the idea of having the consistency with centers everyday. And like everything, I have found a really good way to implement it. I realize that different things work for different teachers, so take what you want from this. And be sure to comment with any suggestions or ways you do Daily 5 in your classroom!
I have created a visual chart that shows my kids where they go. And I have them free in my store. So click the link or the picture if you would like to download my Daily 5/CAFE Posters! I just put them in colored groups. I use the colors of the rainbow in order so I know exactly which level of group I am with. I use pink, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Blue is my highest and pink is my lowest. I do this so I can remember my groups and I can easily plan activities and choose material for them.
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