Check out these adorable bags for my Daily Five Centers!
I numbered the bags with my kiddos classroom #'s and also cleared out a few cubbies for storage. The cubbies are numbered according to my table groups. The students hang their bags in the cubby that matches their table group.
I purchased the bags at http://www.orientaltrading.com/.
You can purchase The Daily Five book at http://www.amazon.com/.
Also...if you are not using The Daily Five in your classroom be sure the check http://www.thedailycafe.com/!
I love my rain gutters for displaying books! I also display books in tubs with lables. Seeing the cover helps the students pick books that they are interested in.
Another tip is...during Read to a Friend we are sure to sit EEK. Elbows to elbows and knees to knees. We also use coach/time. If a student needs help from his/her buddy they make a letter c with their hand. Their partner knows they can help them figure out the word. If the student taps his/her wrist the partner knows to give more time.
Another Daily Five center in my classroom is Word Study. In this center, I place spelling lists and a variety of hands on activites such as...corn meil, shaving cream, playdough, gel pen/black paper, Scrabble letters, old keyboards, chalk/chalkboards. I try very hard to put things in the center that the students can manage themselves.
We also use The Phonics Dance! It is a fantastic program created by Ginny Dowd. The program teaches phonics "chunks" in a song like manner. Check it our at http://www.phonicsdance.com/!