So as I think about teaching 1st grade next year, I'm thinking of incorporating the Daily 5. This is where YOU come in! I read the book in 2 days and am really excited. However, I have lots of questions! I started to write out my 1st grade schedule for next year and quickly realized it is going to be a MAJOR challenge to get 4 sessions in! Those of you who do it, how on earth?!?!?! My problem is that our day is broken up. There is no way I can fit in 30-minute blocks for Daily 5. I took it down to 25 minutes, but I'm still only able to fit in 3 sessions. Here's a look at what my schedule will be next year (to the best of my knowledge):
9:00-9:10 Morning Work/Daily Number
9:30-10:45 OPEN (Was thinking Math 9:25-10:05, Mini Lesson 10:05-10:15, 25-minute Daily 5 session)
10:45-11:15 Reading Intervention (which I teach...we take the bottom 12 or so kids in the grade and do an intervention class with them...my kids will get split between the other 1st grade teachers)
12:05-12:15 Restroom Break
12:15-1:50 OPEN (Was thinking Mini Lesson 12:15-12:25, 25-minute Daily 5 session 12:25-12:50, Mini Lesson 12:50-1:00, 25-minute Daily 5 session 1:00- 1:25, Mini Lesson 1:25-1:35...but then that gives me 15 minutes....)
1:50-2:30 Specials (Art, Music, Library, Computer, Gym)
2:30-3:15 Recess/Wrap Up/Pack Up
Ahhhh....I'm so stuck! Any guidance on this crazy schedule? I'm looking for ideas!
ALSO, when you work with small groups during Daily 5, do they just miss a Daily 5 session? I'm just trying to wrap my brain around how all this works!
I'm looking forward to hearing how you do this! And for future reference, I'm going to work on a Daily 5 packet for next year, so be on the lookout! I'll give one away when I get it done! :)