A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Friday, September 3, 2010

About Daily 5

About Daily 5 As a guest teacher starting the year in a Kindergarten class, which is somewhat new to me, I noticed posters for Daily 5 centers under the whiteboard, so I asked about it. The Daily 5 is new at the school where I will be working this Fall, but in a past Professional Development seminar, I've seen videos of the two sisters. Perhaps I should have been paying closer attention.

As I prepare to ramp up for my emergency assignment, my first tasks are to finish reading the lesson plans, read the Math Program of Studies (POS), read Lucy Caulkins book on Conferencing for Writer's Workshop, and then I'll need to work on trying to get a quick overview on the Daily 5 program. Interestingly, the Reading Specialist never mentioned the Daily 5 to me when I asked her today at our Open House if she had anything she wanted me to read.  Hmm, I wonder what that means.  When I get a chance, I'll look at some of the videos on this website.

Ooh, I see the materials are not free.  Yikes, they're rather expensive.  Maybe the school where I am working has access to these resources through Blackboard.  That would be nice.