First, one of the sisters made a surprise appearance on that night's chat! I was surprised, excited, shocked, thrilled, nervous, excited... oh, and did I mention excited? I love that they know about our weekly chats, but it made it even better to actually hear them chime in and reply to people's questions and comments about Daily 5 Math.
Second, my Twitter friend Louise (@qldteacher) shares my "jump right in" mentality. And she jumped in to Daily 5 Math. What was I to do?! :)
Building stamina seems to be coming rather quickly, as we've already had so much practice with our Literacy Daily 5! Granted, Daily 5 math will be a little louder as the "tools" tend to be louder. (Tip, wooden blocks can be drawn on with permanent marker to make dice... and are way quieter than traditional dice!)
So that's it! I've jumped in! My next step (tomorrow) is to pull one small group to work on number sense and math exchanges. I'd love to hear about how Daily 5 Math and small group math instruction is working for you!