Thursday, June 14, 2012

Daily 5 Book Study – Day 1

I posted about the Daily 5 book study yesterday, but I have been thinking a bit more.

I modified the Personal Goals Chart chart from Teaching With Style.  Since I am moving to third grade, I am starting fresh.  My philosophy has changed over the eight years since I have taught third grade.  I have learned so much about Daily 5 and from my years teaching younger students.  For example, I NEVER did listening centers with 3rd and 4th graders.  Now I think they need that.  I did a lot of worksheet assignments and there was little independence or differentiation.  I know that I want to include hands on activities, listening, and reader response.  I need to take more time this summer to think about it.  Here is what I am thinking so far:



I love hearing what others are doing and finding out more about the procedures, routines, and general tone of how this works in third grade!


  1. Hi Christine,

    I'm your newest follower and a fellow third grade teacher :) Welcome back to grade 3. I see that you are embarking on using D5 with your new set of kiddos..Im excited to read on for more ideas, especially since you have experience with the program. I'm looking to adapt this into my classroom as looking forward to learning form you!

    Teaching in Paradise

  2. I'm a new follower and a third grader teacher, too. I haven't been in third grade for 12 years, but I'm happy to be back again! I found your blog on Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher. Love you blog design!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  4. Christine,
    I'm your newest follower. I teach third grade, but have dabbled a bit in the Daily 5. I love all book studies going on right now. I am super excited because I leave tomorrow for Seattle to go see the Sisters in action. I am going to both the Daily 5 and Cafe workshops. Can't wait to come back and blog about it. I am brand new to the blogging world so come check me out. I hope to post a whole bunch more throughout the summer.