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Old 08-11-2011, 05:54 AM
 
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I'm glad that you asked this question. There is a good 10-15 minute transition for my first graders in the morning and I need to do attendance and lunch count on the computer as well. There are so many parents that stop in during that time, phone calls, etc. that my kids really need to be doing some focused task. In the past, I have asked them to make their lunch choice, fill their water bottles, sharpen their pencils, check their book bins, etc. However, there are always some kids that finish everything quickly (or they are the first to get there and the last ones trickly in 10 minutes later). That transition time in the morning is my least favorite time of the day. Before I implemented Daily 5 and Writers' Workshop, I used to have them journal, which went well. However now with D5 and WW, I don't want to burn them out on writing!


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