Daily Five and Cafe in the Classroom - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Primary Grades (K-2)

Daily Five and Cafe in the Classroom

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
tripteach's Avatar
tripteach tripteach is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,994
Senior Member

tripteach
 
tripteach's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,994
Senior Member
Daily Five and Cafe in the Classroom
Old 05-30-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

At our State Reading Convention this past spring I had the luxury of seeing the Sisters in person! They said something I found interesting... they said that most classrooms K-3 are having children only do 3 of the Daily Five each day and intermediate classrooms only do 2 a day.

Is that true with all you true blue Daily Fivers out there?? And, if it is true, do you still let the students chose from all Five or do you just give them 3 a day and that is it?? I am so eager to try the Five this next school year in my newly appointed class of 2nd graders! My reading coach just ordered the new DVD the Sister's made called Cafe in the Classroom. We watched a snippet at the convention and I fell in love with it. I can't wait to watch it and implement its ideas! Anyone see it yet??

If anyone has any advice about how to use the Daily Five better especially with a required basal please let me know. I would also like to see exactly what a day looks like for your room. Perhaps a lesson plan that someone would like to share of how much time you spend and what you do during your small groups and whole group time and more would be great!


tripteach is offline   Reply With Quote

niketjm's Avatar
niketjm niketjm is offline
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 22
New Member

niketjm
 
niketjm's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 22
New Member
Took the words right out my mouth
Old 05-30-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Thanks for asking the questions. I just finished rereading The Daily Five tonight and was having a hard time crunching the numbers to make it all fit into my day. It's good to know that 3 out of the 5 is normal. I too would like to see someone's schedule. I don't have a basal, but I do a lot with shared reading, writing workshop, reading workshop, etc. and I can't give those up.
niketjm is offline   Reply With Quote
mrssimon2gr's Avatar
mrssimon2gr mrssimon2gr is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,806
Senior Member

mrssimon2gr
 
mrssimon2gr's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,806
Senior Member
In 2nd grade
Old 05-30-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I did the daily 5 for the first time this year...this is what worked for us:
I did have all daily 5 as available options each day and gave each child a "tracking report" every Monday. I would remind them at our first meeting/mini lesson that if they "went to writing and read to someone" yesterday---they should pick somewhere they had not gone to yet to start with today. I was adamant that I would keep the "choice" component and not go to scheduling ---it worked beautifully. Nearly all of my kids could do this completely independently. 2 needed support!

I usually had 3-4 "sessions" per day---- I fit in all 5 at the beginning of the year because the stamina is not built up yet.

I also have to tell you that I absolutely LOVED the Daily 5- I am sure that I will use it again next year. I got lots of compliments the focus and meaningful work going on in my room!!!!
mrssimon2gr is offline   Reply With Quote
tiffglrl's Avatar
tiffglrl tiffglrl is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 269
Full Member

tiffglrl
 
tiffglrl's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 269
Full Member
2nd Grade
Old 05-31-2008, 04:36 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

I also did Daily 5 in my room this year...BUT I did not ever do the writing portion during the Daily 5 time. We do Lucy Calkins in our school and my writing was always separate from my reading (which is what I called my Daily 5 block.)
I did manage to get 3 sessions in each day, 4 is difficult, not many people have that much time each day. Each session was about 30 minutes long.
I did not let my kids choose their session - I set up a rotation on my board and then rotated the 4 parts, read to self, read to someone, word work, and work on listening.
I also did receive MANY compliments on my classroom routine from other teachers and my administrator. It really works well, but you have to take the time at the beginning of the year and MODEL, MODEL, MODEL, just like the book says. Even if the kids seem bored with it, do it anyway ~ it will set the tone for the remainder of the year!
We are in our last 2 weeks of school and my kids are still doing the Daily 5. They love it...and so do I!!
Good luck next year!
tiffglrl is offline   Reply With Quote
ritabook2's Avatar
ritabook2 ritabook2 is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,895
Senior Member

ritabook2
 
ritabook2's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,895
Senior Member
Daily 5
Old 05-31-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I tried it for the first time in my 2nd grade class at the very end of the year sort of as an experiment. I gave them the choice of all 5, but we only did 2 sessions per day. I also gave them the choice and did not have a rotation, and for the most part that went ok. I had to keep track of their choices on a clipboard and remind them of what they needed to do (since it was spread out over a few days), but that wasn't too difficult and they really did well with it.

I had done traditional guided reading with work stations up until this point and they handled this change well. I was surprised at how many of them wanted to just read to self, too since we have a silent reading time every day after lunch. Since it was the end of the year, we didn't work on stamina as they did in the book, but since they had done work stations they were pretty good at it. I would like to try to implement it fully beginning next year and really build up stamina as they do. I'm just not sure how to fit them all into my schedule either and I'm a little nervous about trying something new when we will have a brand new reading series to contend with also!


ritabook2 is offline   Reply With Quote
niketjm's Avatar
niketjm niketjm is offline
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 22
New Member

niketjm
 
niketjm's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 22
New Member
Reading Workshop/Silent Reading
Old 05-31-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I have a reading workshop time in my afternoon where I teach strategies (with help from Growing Readers by Kathy Collins) and then kids have their own private and partner reading time. Is that time meant to be merged with the Daily 5 since there's Read to Self or do you keep them separate?
niketjm is offline   Reply With Quote
Crystal Crystal is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 213
Full Member

Crystal
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 213
Full Member
Tell me more...
Old 05-31-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

I am unfamilar with the Daily 5. Tell us more about it.
Crystal is offline   Reply With Quote
msjamie2's Avatar
msjamie2 msjamie2 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 88
Junior Member

msjamie2
 
msjamie2's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 88
Junior Member
Daily Five
Old 05-31-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I too am starting this next year. I went and observed a 1st grade teacher implement the Daily 5 and this is what she did which worked out great. She had her 15 min. mini lesson and then sent her kids off to chose one of the Daily 5 (she had all five set up), the kids would form a line at her desk and they checked in with her as to where they were going. She allowed them to stay at a spot for about 20 minutes and then rang a bell to change. They again lined up to check back in. Every 20 min they would change. The students go to do about 4 rotations. Sometimes she would do another mini lesson at the end. I am excited to start implementing this next year. The sisters will be at the Reading Conference in Sept in Orlando FL which I"m already signed up for

Everyone does there own take on it. I teach 2nd grade and am going to try it like I mentioned above because it seemed to work. All her kids were on task.
msjamie2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alicia
 
 
Guest

Alicia
 
 
Guest

Old 06-06-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

I do the Daily FIVE. Next year I plan to revamp Work on Writing though. I neglected that area, so I don't believe my students did as well with that. They have the option to do 4 of the 5 choices, although most could do 3 a day because of meeting with me for guided reading group as one choice.

I'm hoping next year to do three choices a day, because I'm hoping to meet with 3 groups a day rather than 4. I had to meet with 4 this year because of the variety of reading levels.

For Work on Writing I'm going to have them do more of a reading response than writing stories, because we have Lucy Calkins for writing.

It sounds like I might not have ESL or Special Ed, so I might be able to have some mini-lessons in between guided reading groups/The Daily 5 as the Sisters do.
  Reply With Quote
teacherchar teacherchar is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 278
Full Member

teacherchar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 278
Full Member

Old 06-17-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

What's Cafe in the Classroom?


teacherchar is offline   Reply With Quote
Crackerjack
 
 
Guest

Crackerjack
 
 
Guest
Daily 5 with District Adopted Curriculum
Old 06-28-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

Hi,
I'm new with the dialy 5 and am so excited about trying this out with my students next year. I'm changing from 5th gade to 3/4 so I'm a bit nervous. My question is our district is requiring us to use the Scott Foresman Reading Street program which comes with leveled readers. I'm having difficulty figuring how does studnet choice fit in the dialy 5 or do I just give them the skill according to the basal? We also have basic vocabulary words and strageties for the week, do the students use those skills for their daily 5. And lastly, in writing, the program as suggestive writing activities, do I follow these, or do I leave more open-ended. I'm taking the CAFE class in August and am so excited for the class. I would love to get some things started before hand because I need to preparefore the combination class. Any advice would be greaty appreciated. Yours truly (drying out in Seattly) - Crackerjack!
  Reply With Quote
Crackerjack
 
 
Guest

Crackerjack
 
 
Guest
Please help with a schedule
Old 06-28-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #12

I would desperately like to see sample of schedules how how math and daily 5 and all of the other things we are requried to teach has been worked into other classrooms. I love this concept and just can't seem to come up with a balanced program. 90 minutes of readng, 90 minutes of math, 45 science, 45 writing, computer lab once a week, and the list goes on. If anyone has something that works well and is wiling to share I would love to see what works for them.
  Reply With Quote
teach-n-um teach-n-um is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 72
Junior Member

teach-n-um
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 72
Junior Member
My Schedule for Next Year (I Think)
Old 06-29-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #13

I think our school day is a tad shorter than in some places (8am-2pm)but here is what I think I'm going to do. I haven't finished my summer professional reading and I'm going to a workshop in July that my change my thinking.



8:00 - 8:20 Shared Reading / Morning Message
8:20 - 8:30 Word Study
8:30 - 9:00 Mini Reader's Workshop [Compr. Strategy Mini-Lesson followed by Independent reading (while I confer 1-on-1)]
9:00 - 9:45 Writer's Workshop (Mini-Lesson/ Independent Writing/ Sharing)
9:45 -10:45 Guided Reading with Daily 5/ Stations
10:45 - 11:15 Lunch
11:20 -11:30 Recess
11:30 - 12:30 Math
12:30 -1:15 Resource Classes (PE, Art, Music, etc.)
1:20 - 1:50 Science / Social Studies
1:50 - 2:00 Clean, Pack & Dismiss

Note: You could take out the 30 minutes of RW and add it to the Guided Time to make 90 for the Daily 5. You could Also take the Shared Reading & Word Study Time and add it to math to make 90 minutes instead of the 60 min that I have in my schedule.
teach-n-um is offline   Reply With Quote
dpowers9949 dpowers9949 is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 3
New Member

dpowers9949
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 3
New Member
Recess
Old 01-02-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #14

You only have 10 minutes of recess down. How is that possible?
dpowers9949 is offline   Reply With Quote
ssspears
 
 
Guest

ssspears
 
 
Guest
1teacher
Old 05-20-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #15

I love the Daily Five, too. I used it for the first time and absolutely love it. Finally something that really works. My kids were well disciplined and I wonder about a not so well-behaved group, whether or not it will work or not. I still LOVED IT! YOU ARE SO RIGHT It is all about MODEL, MODEL, MODEL!
  Reply With Quote
Love daily5
 
 
Guest

Love daily5
 
 
Guest

Old 08-12-2009, 03:09 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #16

I use all 5 choices in my second grade class and the students love it. This past year was our first year doing it and it was great! I loved that the students made their own choices of what they were doing. The group I had worked so well on Daily 5 even subs couldn't believe their eyes. It was such a great experience for the students. The program builds independence and creates a sense of owndership in learning for the students. I can't begin to tell you how much my students loved it.
  Reply With Quote
deb603's Avatar
deb603 deb603 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,832
Senior Member

deb603
 
deb603's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,832
Senior Member
Peony room
Old 08-13-2009, 04:41 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #17

I just got the book too and am excited to see how this works in person. For those of you who are new and have questions and would like to look at schedules, you should visit the Peony room. They are experts and super helpful.
deb603 is offline   Reply With Quote
krazy4kk krazy4kk is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 32
Junior Member

krazy4kk
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 32
Junior Member
Peony Room
Old 08-13-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #18

There is a discussion regarding D5/Cafe in the Peony Room. Lots of great advice,tips,lesson sharing, scheduling help, pictures, etc. from teachers who have implement D5 in their rooms already. Check it out! I've gotten a lot of information there. I'm starting D5/Cafe this year and feel much better about it because of all the information I've gotten from everyone in the Peony Room!
krazy4kk is offline   Reply With Quote
Christy10
 
 
Guest

Christy10
 
 
Guest
The Daily 5
Old 12-31-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #19

I am a first-year teacher and teach 2nd grade. I am using The Daily 5 in my classroom similar to the way you are. I have 4 guided reading groups and I want to meet with 3 a day as the students are rotating throught The Daily 5. I also teach Lucy Calkins separately. I am having trouble setting up a rotation schedule so that each group rotates through all. Do you have any advice?
  Reply With Quote
Grizzly Grizzly is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
New Member

Grizzly
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
New Member
grizzly
Old 06-07-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #20

Thanks for asking all the questions! I just finished reading the Daily Five and am trying to figure how I will fit it all in next year. I use the Lucy Calkins writing so I will keep that part separate, but am anxious to find ways to incorporate the other components.
Grizzly is offline   Reply With Quote
Grizzly Grizzly is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
New Member

Grizzly
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2
New Member
grizzly
Old 06-07-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #21

What is the peony room? Is this a website? I am trying to learn as much as I can.
thanks
Grizzly is offline   Reply With Quote
Tea"cheer"'s Avatar
Tea"cheer" Tea"cheer" is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,704
Blog Entries: 1
Senior Member

Tea"cheer"
 
Tea"cheer"'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,704
Senior Member

Old 06-08-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #22

Hi Grizzly!

Go to the home page and scroll down until you see a bunch of flower names. You will find the Peony Room there. You will find a wealth of info. in there!!!
Tea"cheer" is offline   Reply With Quote
Learning too
 
 
Guest

Learning too
 
 
Guest
right there with you!
Old 07-30-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #23

Hi,

I am also a "new" 2nd grade classroom teacher who has taken the Daily 5/CAFE training and is eager to start using it! However, I also have to continue to use a basal reader. I do not have any support within my building, except that my principal has given me the "go ahead" to try the Daily 5.

Have you gleaned any wisdom about how to combine Daily 5 and a required basal?

Thank you so much,
Learning too
  Reply With Quote
DesRhi
 
 
Guest

DesRhi
 
 
Guest
Daily Five
Old 10-13-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #24

This is the second year that I have worked with The Daily 5 and this year I am implementing The CAFE Menu as well. So far I like it but I struggle with the writing piece because I feel like there is no room for wole group writing instruction but I am getting there in creative ways. It is also great for planning for a sub because the kids are sao into their routine. You do have to stick to it and practice, practice, practice!
  Reply With Quote
DesRhi
 
 
Guest

DesRhi
 
 
Guest

Old 10-13-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #25

I have doen both my best recomendation would be to still do a whole group lesson, and shorten the amount of the time in rotations to maybe 20 minutes, then you can still work with your small groups. Also alot of times those programs have spelling, or phonics that go with it so that could be your word work.
  Reply With Quote
truett truett is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
New Member

truett
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
New Member
Rotation Chart
Old 11-30-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #26

Does anyone have a chart that I can use to track the rotations for 3-4/ day?
truett is offline   Reply With Quote
ashjohns ashjohns is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 24
New Member

ashjohns
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 24
New Member
Basal and Daily 5
Old 02-14-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #27

I use a mixture of my Basal and the Daily 5. I am experimenting with it this year and so far I LOVE it!!! I use my Basal for the ideas for my mini-lessons. I look at the skills for the story and we use those for our 10-15 minute lessons. I also am working with Daily CAFE which hits on a lot of the skills from our Basal.

So far it has been working really smoothly. I can't wait to start it up next year at the beginning of the year, it has been so much fun and the kids love it too!
ashjohns is offline   Reply With Quote
MWash
 
 
Guest

MWash
 
 
Guest
Teacher
Old 06-26-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #28

I have been using Daily 5 for two years now. My students go to 2-3 a day depending on our time. They each of checklist were they mark what they have gone to. They have to go to all 5 before they can go to any of them again. I love Daily 5 and hope enjoy it too.
  Reply With Quote
richard
 
 
Guest

richard
 
 
Guest
Schedule Self Contained 4th/5th
Old 07-06-2011, 07:38 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #29

Any ideas how to set up with a self contained classroom. My kids are cross-cat. I do have a class para.
  Reply With Quote
Hilary Lewis
 
 
Guest

Hilary Lewis
 
 
Guest
2nd grade teacher
Old 07-21-2011, 04:07 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #30

I do 3 sessions of Daily 5 each day, but my kids have a choice from all 5 areas. I do use a chart of my own to keep track of where my kids have gone, and I also have one for the kids to use. It really helps the kids organize themselves and learn to plan their days.

I think the key to the Daily 5 is to take it slow! Don't throw too much at them. Setting up the routines is so important, just like the sisters say!

As far as using a basal, I think you could still use it...I do mini lessons in between my stations and you could do the same thing with your basal instruction! Watch the DVD about the daily 5....I watched it and started & stopped it and took notes...totally studied the whole thing...it was awesome! I think it's easier than the book....I guess I'm a very visual learner!
Good luck!
Hilary

Good luck! I know you'll love it!
  Reply With Quote
cjshhi
 
 
Guest

cjshhi
 
 
Guest
Caulkins
Old 08-27-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #31

I am with Tiff on the Lucy Caulkins - my kids rock at writing with it and I teach some tough ones!
  Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Primary Grades (K-2)
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:34 AM.

Copyright © 2017 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net