Before I begin with my "things to think about" while reading Chapter 2, let me answer a few questions. The Daily 5 and CAFE are copyrighted and trademarked materials. The things that I provide are an unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. They are in no way endorsed by the 2 Sisters. Whew...long schppel there!
Anyhoooo....I had 3 D5/CAFE items in my TpT store, which several of you had already purchased (thank you!) I had to take them down because it is a copyright violation...darn it! The 2 Sisters have a site that you can join, www.thedailycafe.com, and it has some printable items that you can use on there. My problem is..well how can I put this nicely...it's not cute. We want cute, right?! I also wanted a picture to go with each poster. Sooooo, here are the rules (I THINK!) I can not sell D5/CAFE items, but I can give it away for free. Here is where I am having a problem...all of you wonderful teachers that have already paid for those items....is that really fair for me to now offer them to everyone for FREE?! There is no way for me to go back and see WHO bought those items. It would be nearly impossible. I am trying to come up with the best solution for all. I have actually rec'd a few emails from the sisters...cool right?! They know that teachers out there want CUTE and useful resources. So, hopefully their fabulous team is working on that RIGHT NOW! Come on team...work on that...would ya?! LOL! I wasn't really sure what to expect when I emailed them. They responded (very quickly I might add) very nicely! It was like talking to a teammie! So appreciative of the collaboration that we are doing...way to go chicas....and that Kinder teachers have the "WE CAN DO IT!" (total water boy moment there) ATTITUDE!
I rarely create something solely to sell on TpT or TN. I love to create, to blog, and to chat with my new teacher/bloggin' buddies. This book study was never about making money for me. I love the fact that there are so many teachers from all over the US that want to work together and share ideas! There truly is not another profession like ours! You all are awesome!
I made this cute little poster to go with Chapter 2! I just changed "Stay Out of the Way" to "Independence" :-)
They used a new driver analogy here! I can SOOOOO relate. Daughter number 2, who will be 16 in less than a month, but THINKS she is 30...is a new driver! I would love to say that I am the trusting passenger that sits back and enjoys the ride. Ummmm....NO! I swear there is a real brake on the passenger side while she is driving. LOL! Just had to share!
So, I need to ask the same questions posed on page 19...
1. What am I doing now that I could trust the kids to do?
2. In what ways could I trust children where I haven't before?
I will use this sheet to write down my daily routines/schedule and look at what I am doing now! I will then jot some ideas of how I can trust my Kidners to do those things. I can do it, right?! If they took too many snacks...who cares! I do NOT need to be the po-po on everything. You can click on the preview below to download your copy.
I love choice! Do you love choice? Who does NOT love choice?! I have such a difficult time reading something that I am told that I have to read. Am I alone here? I put it off until the last minute, I am chatting with my teammates about how ridiculous it is that I am being made to read something
Children love structure and routine...amen 2 sisters! Some things to think about while reading this chapter...Do I have my schedule/routine posted in the room? Is it posted and then we don't talk about it, or do I go over each day at morning meeting?
Providing members with ownership to hold others accountable for:
1 Behaviors of effort
Things to think about for me...What does "accountable" mean for my Kinders?! We will need to practice ways that are appropriate and no bossy flossies!
SENSE OF URGENCY:
Ohhhh boy...so guilty of "Because I said so!" Does this make me a bad teacher? I really don't think so. I think that I am really good about "talking about the why," but do I continue to talk about? Do I revisit it when it is natural/makes sense?!
Things to think about for me...come up with "why" for each component of D5. Are there good read alouds to go along with these (HEY! D5 team, add this to your list of things to do...come up with great read alouds that can align with this). You can click on the preview to download this. I know...I know...I KNOW...I have a problem with borders! Heaven forbid I use something that is just plain paper...GASP!?!?
Hey Gail, I was determined to get back in shape after daughter number...she's 8...still determined though! Tee Hee!! :-) All I need to think about here...bring on the stamina baby! :-)
STAY OUT OF THE WAY: I called this Independence! I am so excited to be able to work with students individually and uninterrupted! Is this possible!? I really believe so! What tricks or visuals do you use when working with small groups or students? I have heard some teachers wear a hat, or a special lamp that is turned on. I would love to hear your cute ideas.
I will be back on Wednesday to link up with my bloggin' buddy Caitlin!! She will be hosting your reflections and ideas for this chapter on Wednesday. So, make sure you head over there...ON WEDNESDAY..to link up :-)
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