We are really on our way with the Daily 5 and CAFE routine.
We have introduced Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work.
These firsties are amazing. They have built their stamina up to 17 minutes for Read to Self.
This leaves me a little time each day to set up my conferences for our Reading Groups.
I got to two of my little ones yesterday. It was so exciting to sit and "talk" to them about reading instead of me telling them what they had to do and work on.
The two that I conferred with both need to work on Fluency. We decided that they both needed to work on adjusting their speed when they are reading. One is at a level H and the other is at a level C, but they are both going to work on the same strategy. I am just beyond excited about these Focus Groups!!!
Can you tell? :)
I am struggling a little with Work on Writing part. We use Lucy Calkins (Units of Study). I love this program. I am just not sure how to fit it in with the Writing part of Daily 5. We have only been practicing it for a week. If you have any ideas and suggestions, please leave a comment.
We began with the introduction of Word Work materials on Monday. Yesterday we worked a little with them. Controlled disaster. Well, I need to model WAY more than I did on Monday if I expect them to use them correctly. I think I introduced too many materials at once. :)
Who uses Daily 5 and CAFE in their classroom? I would love to have some conversations.
Have a wonderful day!
"What day is it? HUMP DAY!!!"