Monday, May 28, 2012

Daily 5 Book Study for Kindergarten


Thanks for stopping by! I am so excited about beginning Daily 5 next year in my classroom. I have heard some great things. Thank you to all of you that have encouraged me to begin this book study for Kindergarten! I hope that you will join us each week.  We will look at a chapter each week. Every Friday, we will post which chapter we will be discussing and also list the guiding questions. I hope that this will beneficial to all of us!

Week 1) Intro
Week 2) Foundations of the Daily 5
Week 3) Key Materials, Concepts, and Routines for Launching
Week 4) Read to Self
Week 5) Read to Someone and Listen to Reading
Week 6) Work on Writing and Word Work
Week 7) Putting It All Together and Troubleshooting




What do I need to do?
First, you need to either purchase the book, or go to your local library and check it out. I have provided a link (click the picture above) where you can purchase it from Amazon. 

When does it start? 
On June 8th,  I will launch our study here on my blog. I am still working on the other Kindergarten teachers who will host the other chapters.

 How do I participate? 
Make sure that you  follow the blogs who are hosting the chapters. Also, make sure that you follow the schedule. 

If you have a blog:  
You can create a post and link up with the hosting blog. It's simple! I will share a blog post on how to do this :-)

If you do not have a blog:  You are always welcome to comment on the blog post to share your ideas. If you create something to share, then you can upload it to Google Docs and share the link in your post, or you can email it to me and I will make sure that I post it for everyone...giving you credit of course.

Make sure you have your book by June 8th :-)

I have never organized a book study before...so hang with me people. LOL! My bloggin' buddy Deedee over at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten is also conducting a book study this Summer, In Pictures and In Words. You should head over and check that. I will be participating in that one also. She was gracious enough to let me use her outline and how to get started. She has also graciously shared her "Book Study Book Mark" with me too. As soon as I have the other K teachers lined up, then I will post that too. Thanks Deedee!!





91 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for doing this! I plan to start Daily Five in my Kindergarten classroom next year too so I will be following your blog for sure! I have the book and have started reading it (well if you count the day I took it along while I had new tires put on my car--haha!) Since then I've been finishing up this school year and haven't had time to get back into it. Your book study will be a perfect excuse to do so! :)

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  2. Even though I am a first grade teacher, I think following your book study will be just what I need. I bought both books-The Daily 5 and the Cafe Book. I look forward to reading along with everyone and learning how to make this work for my classroom. Glad to know there are people like me who want to learn something new...and not be alone!!! ~Jane

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  3. Yay! Can't wait to start this one too! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  4. Sounds wonderful! I have played with D5 a little in first grade, but now I am probably doing a kinder (YEAH!!) and want to jump in! You will be a GREAT study leader and it will be fun for all of us to learn together! Thank you for organizing this!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  5. I read Daily 5 this year. I didn't do much with it with my class. Next year I am making the big change from gr 5/6 down to either K or gr 1. I am looking forward to following your blog to help me bring it to my little ones next year.

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  6. I have had this book for years and never really had "time" to read it. But this will be a great way to read it and share ideas with other teachers. Thank you for setting this up, looking forward to it!

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  7. I would like to follow your book study also. I am a School Readiness teacher and began incorporating some of the Daily 5 ideas in my classroom at the end of the year.

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  8. I am soooooo excited about this! I am going to be using Daily 5 for literacy AND math next year. (I hope I am not biting off more than I can chew..) Anyway, I am about half way through the book, but our literacy support person is going to coach this old dog through this next year. (20 years next year, yikes)

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  9. I will be purchasing the book ASAP! I have heard so many awesome things about the Daily 5, but I was too chicken to start it on my own. But, now that I will be getting all this support and wonderful feedback.. I may have changed my mind! Thanks for doing this!

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  10. I would love to join! I've been doing The Daily 5 for about 4 years in my kindergarten classroom.

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  11. To all of those who are going to be starting using the D5 structure in your kindergarten classroom...you will LOVE it! <3 I have using the D5 for the last 3 years and absolutely love it! Good luck to all! :)

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  13. I read the book last year,,and was trying to figure out how to start it..I did bits and pieces..It will be great to follow with a book study group and start the new FULL day kindergarten year with the whole thing..thanks

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  14. I can't wait for this to begin. I followed the Math Work Stations let summer and am so glad I did, it really helped me to implement it. i bought D5 last year, but haven't done a thing with it except dust it off from time to time.

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  15. Amen sister! I bought the book in April and started the Daily 5 in May (I got really excited). Now my whole kindergarten team is ready to jump in! I still have many questions but I also have many ideas to share. I'd love to host a chapter if you are still looking for blogs. While I am new to all of this, I am eager to learn! Otherwise, I'll enjoy reading along with all of you!
    Vanessa
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

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  16. Thank you! I can't wait to get started! I will still be in school on the 8th, but I still want to do this study and the one over at Deedee Wills. You both are fantastic!

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  17. Wow! It sounds (and looks) like you have a given kindergarten teachers that drink of cold water they have been needing! I am excited to participate in your study too! I have had the book for years and now I'm ready to dive in!

    Yay! You!
    Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

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  18. You will be SOOO excited! I have done Daily 5 with my kinder kiddos for years! I am leaving the classroom this year to be the Reading Recovery teacher but will participate in the book study!!

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  19. I teach First grade but would love to follow your book study...I am starting my own version of the Daily 5 in the classroom but would love tips/tricks/ideas anyway. :)

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  20. I read the book last summer and used the Daily 5 this year in my class. I also had the opportunity to go the see The Sisters for both the Daily 5 and CAFE Menu workshops. They are wonderful. If you ever have the opportunity you should go. I will definitely be stopping back each week to join you. I look forward to hearing everyone's ideas.

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  21. Hey Tammy,
    I would love to help you out with the book study. I've never done one before either, but have wanted to. So if you are looking for another K teacher to help out, just let me know =)

    Laura
    Kinder Kraziness

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  22. I'm in! I have been trying a little of this just to test it out. I really need a book study! Thank you for organizing it and I will get the book asap.

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  23. I'm so excited that you're doing this! I started reading the intro yesterday just because I keep seeing so much about it in the blogging world. Can't wait to be a part of this book study! :)

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  24. I'm reading this book this summer and am looking forward to hearing others' ideas!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  25. I am going to first grade from second. I've wanted to implement the Daily 5 because I think it is just what first graders need. Thank you for doing this book study. I can't wait to glean from everyone!

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  26. I want to be in this book study, too! I am starting D5 next year in Kindergarten & I am completely CLUELESS about it! Thanks for doing it specifically for K!!
    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids
    Please come by & visit!

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  27. I use Daily 5 in first grade and the kindergarten teachers just tried it out this year. They didn't begin until midway through the year.

    My kids love doing this during my Guided Reading Group time. I added two more though-Poetry and Math. We have the Daily 7!

    Laurie
    http://firstgradelyonsden.blogspot.com/

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  28. So excited for this book study! I can't wait to start Daily 5 with my Kinders next year!

    Chelsey♥

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  29. I will be followingt this book study closely!
    I am in second...but I am sure I can learn tons.
    Your newest follower
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  30. I don't have a blog but would like to follow you all in this book study. I already have the book. What do I do to follow you all and learn.

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  31. I have read this before. I am looking forward to reading it again. Can't wait to get started.

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  32. I just got this book from Amazon, because I've heard so many great things about "the sisters". Can't wait for the book study to start! Lisa :)

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  33. I love this...Can't wait!!!

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  34. I do not have a blog but I have read the book and this would be a great way to get ready to use the ideas in my classroom!

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  35. OK, OK, I'm in. I will also jump in on this book study. I am on year 29 of teaching, and I am always looking for ways to grow and improve. Thanks for the opportunity, I am putting this on iCal! :)

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  36. I am so excited...I'll see you guys on the 8th : )
    Stacy

    simpsonsuperstars

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  37. This is Perfect! I used the D5 in a first grade class during my student teaching experience. Next year I'll have my own bilingual kindergarten classroom and plan in implementing the D5 from the very beginning. I can't wait to read, learn, and share during this awesome book study!!!

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  38. I'm in! How exciting and what a great idea to make this a book study. I purchased the e-book so I can take it with me during all my travels this summer via my iPad.
    Is anyone else going to the I Teach K conference?
    ❤Tanya
    Ms. Solano's Kindergarten

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  39. WOOOW I am so excited for this!!! I will also be using D5 with my kinders in the upcoming year!!!

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  40. Love the Daily 5! I've been somewhat implementing my own version of this over the past two years. I think this books study is just what I need! Thanks for hosting....I'm a new follower. =)
    Bobbie

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  41. I have the book in my summer reading pile and plan to do D5 in my kindergarten classroom this coming year. So excited! I'm a new follower.

    Lindsey
    Lovin’ Kindergarten

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  42. Can't wait for this. I just started D5 this year and absolutely loved it. I definitely need some fine tuning and would love to get and share ideas. Thanks for thinking of us K teachers!!

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  43. I love the Daily 5! I have done it for 2 years in K and am using it in 1st now! This year I had half of my K class come up with me, and comparing their reading skills to non-Daily 5 kindlers it was amazing!!! I do a "controlled" version of the Daily 5 and include a S.T.E.M. area, making it the Super 6 in my class. Could not teach without it! I will be re-reading the book this summer too and following this book study and hope to learn a few new things. You will love the Daily 5!
    Fun in K/1

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  44. Yay! I was wishing for a book study earlier tonight and here you are! I'm a firstie too, but I'm sure I'll be able to gain lots of good information.

    I'm following you now!


    ✪Crystal
    Strive to Sparkle

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  45. I would love to help you out if you are still looking for K teachers to host a chapter! I am going to a training on Daily 5 next week during our summer leadership institute and can NOT wait to start it next year!!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  46. This is exciting! I was planning to read this over the summer and what a great way to stay on track! I'm going to see "the sisters" in August! Looking forward to the book study!

    ❀Bethany❀
    Learning is a Journey
    Polka Dot Parlor

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  47. I actually have two copies of this book and can't to join in the book study. One copy is brand new. Does anyone need one and want to trade for some TPT materials they have made?
    Karen
    Kltcarley@gmail.com

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  48. This sounds GREAT!!! I read D5 2 summers ago and I have implemented in the past 2 years in 4th grade. I am moving back to Kindergarten next year and was wondering how to use it in Kinder so I am SOOOO excited about this book study!!

    Cindy
    http://krazykinderteacher.blogspot.com/

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  49. Count me in! I read D5 last year, and implemented a little, but can't wait to be refreshed with it.
    Heather
    Mrs. Shelton's Kindergarten

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  50. Count me in! I am starting daily 5/Cafe in my kindergarten class next year as well! I've been reading the book and searching/stalking pinterest for ideas as well. Lots of info out there! Excited to follow this book study.

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  51. I am also excited to see how many teachers use D5 in Kindergarten. Our county is strongly advising all of the kindergartens to begin intiating D5 by the 2nd quarter. I read the book 2 years ago and began 4th quarter that year and 3rd quarter this year. I am anxious to hear how you begin D5 at the beginning of the year. Thank you!!

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  52. YAY!! I'm headed back to Kindergarten and I've been wanting to do this! Thanks for hosting!

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  53. So looking forward to this book study! I read this book last weekend and it has me planning already for next year - and this one is not yet over! I am so grateful to you for hosting this, hope to quell my fear of change and get some questions answered!

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  54. Count me in. I read the book last summer and tried it out a bit this year. However I could use some pointers.

    Sue
    theverybusykindergarten :)

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  55. I just bought this book to adapt for my resource room - so I'm excited to see how you will change it up for the kindergarten level as many of my kiddos are either at that level or need things as concretely done as kindergarten teachers so often do. Thanks for organizing this!

    Valerie

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  56. I can't wait! I've read most of the book and started implementing some of it last year. But I plan on going full force next year. Even though I'll be in first next year, I'll be back in Kindergarten the next year. Yay!
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

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  57. I already have the book. I'm excited to give this a try!

    Dee:)
    www.OvertheMoonBow.com

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  58. I've become intrigued by the references and descriptions that I'm reading about Daily 5 from all of the blogging teachers. I'll be tagging along. I don't blog, but I'll comment when I can.

    Donna

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  59. Hi, I would like to participate in the Book Study. I bought the book this spring and have read it. But, it would be wonderful to go through it with others.
    Kyp

    teacheskids2.blogspot.com

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  60. OH, My...I thought I was the only one who wasn't doing Daily 5. I am going to do it next year and I have half-day K...3 hours beginning to end...with 2 1/2 hours of instruction daily. Need to make the most of it! Can't wait! Thanks for doing this!

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  61. This is fantastic!! We are switching from Literacy Work Stations to the Daily 5 next year in our K classes because of the Common Core crossover and a new balanced literacy plan that our district is implementing. I know that my fellow K teachers will join me in this book study, can't wait!!

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  62. I am a first grade teacher but am eager to learn more about the Daily 5. I work closely with one of the kinder teachers at my school and we are interested in making this work in both grades. Look forward to learning more!!

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  63. I can't wait!! I just finished it. Can't wait to hear how everyone is going to do the D5 in your rooms. It was a great read!!

    fryteachn5s@yahoo.com

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  64. Googled 'kindergarten daily 5' and BAM! Took me right here! I think it must be fate.

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  65. Love your blog! I'm excited to follow along with your book study. I did the Daily 5 in kindergarten for a few years and then I went to 2nd grade and now I'm going back to kindergarten next school year. So this will be a nice refresher!
    Blessings,
    Carolee

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  66. I am in also! I have read the D5 about 3 times. I really am going to implement it this year :) I just need some K support behind me!

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  67. I'm so excited you are doing this book study! I have the book and am ready to roll!
    Thanks!
    Michelle

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  68. I teach 2 half day kindergarten classes I am anxious and excited to try this out next year. Count me in!
    Thanks
    Kris

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  69. I am super excited about the D5 book study!!!! Thank you so much for organizing this!!!!

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  70. Thank you so much for organizing this! I can't wait! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :D

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  71. Hi Tammy!

    I can't wait for the book study to start! I look forward to linking up to follow the chapters! Where will we find the teachers/bloggers participating?

    Can't wait...let summer vacation begin!

    Maureen
    http://kdg-frogs.blogspot.com

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  72. I'm very interested in using Daily 5 next year in my kindergarten class!

    I've been teaching for 23 years, the first five years in kindergarten, the last eight in 4th grade. I've decided to go back to kindergarten and I'm wondering if I'm out of my mind!

    I have used Daily 5 the last four years. It is awesome! I'm wondering how it will work in kindergarten.

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  73. I'm in! I got the book in May and I want to get the ball rolling for next year.

    http://modernkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  74. I got my copy of the book at the local library. Let's do this thing!

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  75. I am so excited I found this:) I bought the book this year and tried it with my Kinders this year, but can still use some pointers on how to implement ALL of the Daily 5 with Kinders:)

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  76. Yippee! Last year, I incorporated some of the Daily 5 into my Literacy Block. Learning more, along with other K teachers, will be fun!
    ReadWriteSing

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  77. Even though I teach first I am excited about this book study. I've read it before and finally started implementing parts of it successfully with my firsties at the END of this year. I'd love to read it again along with others and hopefully figure out how to make it work from the beginning this year.

    ❤-Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  78. I am ready. Pulled my book out and looked through my notes. Can't wait.

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  79. I hope it's not too late to join! I read the book last year, but need ideas for kindergarten!

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  80. Hello! Is there another link that I need to go to to get to the book study?

    Thanks!!

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  81. Can't wait to start!

    Thank you!

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  82. Can't want to join the conversation. I have a blog and want to link up, but I am new to this and don't know how. You said you'd post how to do it, but I can't find it! Thanks!
    Karla
    http:\\kinderkarla.blogspot.com

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  83. I also am starting Daily 5 this year, have read the book, and now am trying to wrap my head around how I will implement. I am very interested in joining the book study but am not sure I can join the link every Wednesday- can I still follow the blog posts?
    Thank you!
    Lucy

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  84. I'm in! A last minute participant, but I am fully up to speed (thanks to not being able to sleep)! Really looking forward to this opportunity!

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  85. I'm joining in a little late but I'll catch up! I get my book tomorrow and excited to learn this!

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  86. I have had the Daily 5 book and have read pieces of
    it. I really would like to implement into my Kindergarten Classroom next year. I hope I am not
    too late to join in the book discussion.
    Kay Gordon

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  87. I am happy I found this website. I have just been informed that we will be implementing the daily 5 this school year with my bilingual kindergarten class. I have no idea were to start or what that looks like HELP!

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