That’s right, I am incorporating all three of these things in one classroom. I’ve been a fan of the Daily Five and Literacy CAFE for a couple of years. Last year, I started to use the structure of the Daily Five in mathematics. I did this for a couple of reasons – first and foremost is that I hate segmenting curriculum areas into compartments. If something works well in one area, it should work well in another. And it does.
Admittedly, I have adapted D5 to suit my own needs as a teacher and the needs of my students. This year has been a little tricky. The Common Core implementation ALONG SIDE continued attention to the 2004 Mathematics Framework makes me feel like I’m straddling a fairly fast moving river as the water level rises.
This week – school vacation week here in Massachusetts – I spent some time getting my bearings again for what universal or landmark games I can rotate in and out of the Daily Five. Here’s what my current list looks like (this is on wikispaces, feel free to join in).