The Daily 5™ is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently.
How does it work?
Students select from five authentic reading and writing choices, working independently toward personalized goals, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring. These choices include
- Read to Self,
- Work on Writing,
- Read to Someone,
- Listen to Reading, and
- Word Work.
The benefits of The Daily 5 for teachers and schools include the following:
- students develop independence, stamina, and accountability;
- less time consumed by classroom management leaves more for instruction;
- the framework adapts flawlessly to district-adopted curriculums and state mandates;
- improves schoolwide literacy achievement; and
- behaviors of independence transfer to other content areas.
-- From the Daily 5 website.
We are working on READING STAMINA! Each classroom has a goal of reading 20 minutes of independently. During our Daily 5 rotations-- this is called "Read to Self."
After Labor Day, students will begin small group reading instruction in their classrooms. While the teacher is working with a small group for 20 minutes, the students are expected to read...read...read for 20 minutes.
Kindergarten- Strobel and Davis- 5 minutes
1st Grade- Smith, Jacober, Weyrauch and Prestia- 5 minutes
2nd Grade- Richardson, Suppes, Blanc 5 minutes
3rd Grade- Weatherford, Matthew, Brownrigg- 5 minutes and Kray- 10 minutes
4th Grade- Haun, Stewart, Owens- 5 mintues and Williams- 10 minutes
5th Grade-Jarratt and Keiter- 5 minutes and Carley - 10 minutes and Brake- 15 minutes
In the hallway there are ice cream cones on bulletin boards. Every 5 minutes a class adds to their reading stamina, the class earns a scoop of ice cream.
All classrooms have a 15 minute TEACHER READ ALOUD time. I caught two 5th grade teachers in action...
5th Grade Instrument Try-It Night: As a part of our 5th grade instrumental music counseling process, each high school hosts an Instrument Try-It Night. 5th Grade students and their families are invited to attend this event at any of our high schools where they will have the opportunity to try a variety of band and orchestra instruments and gather information on our Instrumental Music programs.
Olathe East – Thursday, August 27 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Olathe North – Monday, August 24 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Olathe Northwest – Monday, August 24 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Olathe South – Thursday, August 27 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Watch for details later this fall from Ms. Burger and Mrs. Reese.
Box Tops Collection is this week!
One is a Melon- Watermelon Social is this Friday.
Thank you Jonas Gipson and family for donating the watermelons!