Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kindergarten Daily 5 Linky Ch. 1

I am Linking up with other fabulous kindergarten teachers doing a book study on Daily 5 for Kindergarten! It is so stinking exciting knowing that we have our own study group! Since we are a breed of our own! Click on the picture to see what everyone else is doing.

I used Daily 5 two years ago and LOVED it! But it was difficult because I was trying to make it work for Kindergarten and didn't have but one other coworker to help try to figure out the kinks! Then I went on maternity leave and had left the room more center oriented for the interim and never got back into the habit of Daily 5. I suffered this year to do it, because my kids could not handle literacy stations. So I am very eager to implement it again this coming fall.

So hear are the questions from Chapter 1.

1. How do I teach new behaviors?
Model and practice, model and practice. But I find that when I think the students are getting it and I don't model as much, they retreat to previous behaviors.

2. How do I teach expectations?

At the beginning of school we go over classroom expectations, school expectations, everything over and over and over again. 

3. How do I monitor student behavior? whole group? small groups? individual?
I use the clip chart behavior system so I can reward students being on task and clip down students not on task. I LOVE this system. Last year I was constantly all over the classroom trying to get my students working on what they should be and redirecting them to it. I wore myself out by the end of the year. 

4. What do I do when a student is not exhibiting desired behavior?
Students who do not exhibit correct behavior clip down and then are asked why they chose what they did. I have students sit out during afternoon discovery centers.

5. Whose classroom is it?
I want it to be OUR classroom, but this is something I am still working on. 

6. Locus of control?
I give my students more independence than the other teachers in my grade level, but I need to make them more independent at completing their work.

7. Where are supplies stored?
My supplies are stored in table cubbies that hold our everyday needs, and a shelf that holds the random stuff you might need. 

Well there is my summary of Chapter 1. Now I need to go check out what everyone else thought of the introduction to Daily 5 for Kindergarten. Can't wait for next week.


Jeannie Partin

I agree it can be tiresome always putting out fires and that is why we have to be able to teach our kiddos how to take care of minor problems without us....all about independence :0)

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Just became your newest follower. Love your blog!

✰ Kimberley ✰
First in Maine

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