Tuesday, June 4, 2013

More Daily 5 Math ... and A Little Bit of Reading Too!

I have had several requests for my Daily 5 Math signs. Click here to download.

 The small pocket chart was purchased at Target-$1.00! (I bought a billion of them!) The insects represent student groups. These are from Trend Enterprises, Inc. I move the insects (student groups) to change stations. When a student is invited to meet with the teacher for small group instruction, enrichment, assessing, or a math chat, they do not go to their assigned station.

I also use the same groups for the classroom library. Each group returns/chooses 5 books from our class library each week on an assigned day. Four of the books must be "just right" books (We use the 5 finger rule.), and one book is "reader's choice." Students keep their books in a large zip-lock bag at their seat. They use these books during "Read to Self," DEAR (Drop Everything And Read), or when they have finished early. This system has worked very well this year and I will definitely be using it again in the fall. I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions for managing work stations. I'm just saying...


  1. Hi Melissa,
    Love your blog, and I absolutely love the your Daily 5 Math Signs. I was wondering if you had any plans of making a matching set for Daily 5 Language Signs. It would be really great to have the matching set.
    Enjoy the rest of the school year and summer.

  2. Hi Aretha! I would be happy to make a matching set of signs for Language Arts Daily 5. I will let you know when they are ready. Thanks so much for following my blog. I am having so much fun with it!