Disclaimer... and credit where credit is due!
This blog is simply my thoughts, ideas, and suggestions related to the Daily Five and Cafe. I give full credit to the creators of both Daily 5 and Cafe, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, also known as The Sisters. I have attended their workshops, read their books, and subscribe to their website. Everything else, I've interpreted on my own! :)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Checking in generally takes us less than 3 minutes using this method! That clean up/check in time also gives my first graders a chance to move around, chat about what they've been working on, and get their wiggles out! Once we've checked in, my first graders are ready to get back to the next session!
My sister teaches 3rd grade in another district and uses a popsicle stick method of checking in. Each child is given 5 colored popsicle sticks (one to represent each component of D5.) The students place a stick in a cup before each session to mark their choice. Her 3rd graders have been successful using this check-in method! This helps to ensure children are doing each component before repeating the activities.
I'm sure there are many, many ideas for check-ins out there! Which one do you use?