Daily 5, Building our independence!
Building our stamina is something we work towards all school year here in kindergarten. Learning how to be independent academically but also socially is something we take very seriously. One way we build our stamina every day is through Daily 5. This is an opportunity for students to learn through mini lessons that give a specific focus on what they are learning about through their indepent reading and also independently working on phonics skills, strategies and more. Daily 5 has quickly become on of the best parts of our day. We set a goal each time of how long we will work for and then see if we can exceed that expecation. Daily 5 time allows students to learn in fun and hands on ways, but it also allows me to meet with students one on one and in small group settings. When students pick read to self time we have incorporated fun learning opportunities such as wacky reading glasses and flashlight Fridays, to keep students engaged and excited about reading. Come check it out!