As I mentioned in earlier posts, I am starting Daily 5 this week. My own version of The Daily 5, that is. This weekend I created the chart that I am planning to use with the rotations.
The pocket chart was purchased at Lakeshore. I had some smaller ones from the dollar spot at Target but they weren't quite big enough. To start out, I am not having the students choose their own stations. I'll be assigning the centers that they go to. This chart shows the names of the students in each color group, and which station they will be visiting during each "round." I only have enough time for three rounds, but we have Writer's Workshop and Word Work time during different parts of the day. These are strictly reading centers.
Here are some close-ups:
And I finally finished working on my mailbox! We are also starting our postcard exchange this week. Well...we'll start recording our info for the postcard exchange. I already have all of the postcards! But the kids don't know that yet.
I purchased the plain mailbox from Hobby Lobby:
And here's the finished product:
I can't wait to bring it to school tomorrow to share with the kids!!