This year I worked with a group of teachers that were interested in reading the Daily 5 Second Edition by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. We decided to do a book study and to implement the strategies that we learned from The Sisters (Gail and Joan). It was a huge success! I think the biggest take away was setting up the structure in a deliberate way is not negotiable in an elementary classroom. Setting up the routines and procedures will enable students to work on meaningful independent tasks while the teacher works with small groups of children. If the students jump into activities without developing stamina they will not be successful, they will be off task, and very little learning will occur. There are so many amazing resources that support this program out there! Check out Pinterst.com.
The Sisters website:
Hi! My name is Megan Haberkam. I am a S.T.A.T. teacher with Baltimore County Public Schools. I am passionate about teaching and learning. I am lucky enough to work with students and teachers on our constant journey of improving instructional practices and learning in our classrooms.