In between all of this was some very busy learning time! I pulled out my newest product - Place Value Matching Cards - during math. It was great!
The students had to sort numbers that were represented in standard form, word form, and with base ten blocks. I was clearly able to see who has a firm grasp of place value and who is still struggling. You can pick up a copy from Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking the image below:
We also reached a whopping 12 minutes of Read to Self time today!
It has taken a great deal of modeling what Read to Self looks like and doesn't look like for us to get to this point. You can see one of my little ones even chose to use a pair of our "earmuffs" during Read to Self today. (Our primary division has purchased a pile of noise-reducing ear-protection for use in the classroom. This is one of the only things in the classroom that my kids argue over - they ALL want to use them!)
I am exhausted, and hoping tomorrow goes much more smoothly! I'm very interested to know how other classes are doing at establishing Daily 5 routines. What is working? What have your roadblocks been?