Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thanks to everyone for viewing and sharing on our blog. Please let me know how we can make it better? Any ideas for the next professional book?

Hope to see you at our Professional Development Institute in Oct. Can't wait to hear the Two Sisters, how about you? We hope you have a great beginning to your new school year!

Lynn Gurnee,
CRA Immediate Past President

Monday, August 18, 2014

                         Chapter 8:      The Math Daily 3

1. Why did the sisters move away from “I show and you do” lesson approach to the Daily 3 approach?

2. Explain what the three 7-10 minute focus lessons consist of. 

3. What math series do you use and how would you incorporate it with the Math Daily 3?  Give an example of a concept and the 3 focus lessons you would use that day.

4. The Sisters suggest 2 ways to organize math materials: by individual tool kits for each child or by putting like materials in container and having students gather what they need for a chosen activity.  How do you organize your materials for math?

5. The Sisters suggest games for Math By Myself and Math With Someone.  What are some of your favorite activities for these Dailies?  How do you use the math practice pages that are in the math book and what do you use for math homework?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

                                                            Chapter 7  
           When to Launch the Next Daily 5

Many of you are getting ready to return to school and are ready to launch the Daily 5 in your classroom.  Feel free to respond to these questions, ask questions, or share your concerns, tips etc.

1. When is “choice” introduced in Daily 5 (p. 111) and why is       choice important?

2. Which Daily 5 is your children’s favorite?  Which do you find the most difficult to launch?

3. Have you any tricks or advice to share in introducing any of the Daily 5 activities?  What are some activities in your Word Work
Area?  What do you use for Listen to Reading?
4. Do you use the Check-in form as the 2 Sisters suggest or do you have another system?