Daily 5 Update...Lots of Pics! - Simply Skilled in Second

Daily 5 Update...Lots of Pics!


Hi again friends....

I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and update you on our Daily 5 journey.  Things are going smashingly well during Daily 5!!  I am sooooooo happy!  We have already hit our 20 minutes of Read to Self stamina...Can I get a WOOT WOOT!

I wanted to show you the posters that we make as I introduce a new Daily 5 choice.  I found these AWESOME freebies from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station on TPT and I blew them up to poster size (24 x 36) and had them printed up by Vistaprint...expensive....a bit...But I laminated them so I am good to go for years to come!




 We haven't completed our Work on Writing or Read to Someone icharts yet...but we will!



I also added this ichart to the mix!  I will be using Guided Math this year in my classroom so I am going to be creating an ichart for what I should see and hear during Guided Math Stations.  Keep an eye out for my upcoming posts about Guided Math!

I always begin Daily 5 with Read to Self, then I introduce Listen to Reading, then Word Work, then Work on Writing, and last is Read to Someone.  I just don't think they can handle the behaviors that I want to see with Read to Someone early on...so I leave that until last :)

I think my favorite Daily 5 center is Listen to Reading.  I poured my heart and soul into my Listening Centers (PLURAL) this year!  I spent the better part of my summer transferring my cassette tapes into mp3 file for my iPods (well...they are mp3 players that look like ipods for a FRACTION of the price).

I have 7 ipods and 6 individual CD players.  Here are my six iPod Listen to Reading stations...



Here is a close-up of what is in each Listen to Reading basket.  I have 15 books in each basket and I put all 15 books on the iPods.  I have 7 different colored iPods for my Listen to Reading station.  I put an ipod and a list of the 15 books that are on each ipod.  When I introduced how to use the ipods, we worked in groups of 4 or 5 and I showed them how to use them and how to get to the story they wanted to read.  
I CANNOT believe HOW MUCH EASIER THIS IS THAN CASSETTE TAPES!!!!!!!!  DID YOU HEAR/READ THAT!  LOL  This is a walk in the park compared to the antiquated cassette tapes!


I purchased these iPods from a seller on ebay for about $16.00 each..YEP!  That is it!!!!!  Perfect!

Then I have my real ipod that I no longer use for my group listening center.  I have a ton of multiple copy books that I add to this center and put the audio on my iPod.



I purchased this fun little adapter from Amazon and now I can have 5 students reading at once.  I have 6 copies of each of the books that you see above.  Did I tell you that I L.O.V.E. Listen to Reading!

If you want to get your hands on one of these adapters, click the link below to get your hands on it from Amazon...



When my students finish Listen to Reading during our Daily 5 Rotation, they must complete a written assignment in their Listen to Reading Journal..  Click the image below to get your Listen to Reading Journal FREEBIE!


Well....That's about it for now!  I will be doing another blog post when I introduce Work on Writing and Read to Someone...so keep on the lookout!

Until then...

Hugs,

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  2. OOPS! Sorry Melanie...somehow I clicked Remove your comment accidentally! LOL I got them on ebay. Here is a link... http://www.ebay.com/itm/8GB-Slim-Mp3-Mp4-Player-1-8-LCD-Screen-FM-Radio-Video-Games-Movie-4th-Gen-USA-/200959680263?pt=Other_MP3_Players&var=&hash=item2eca215f07

    I hope that helps :)

    Anna

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  3. I LOVE your jumbo signs and your iPods. I bet the kids think it is really neat to use an iPod during Listen to Reading time. Thanks for sharing :)
    -Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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  4. WOW...your students are fortunate to have you! I bet they all want to Listen to Reading :-)

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  5. How well do your iPod look alikes work? Do they hold a charge? This may be the answer I've been looking for as a new teacher. I've been hunting for personal CD players, but this seems like a much easier and better option. The cost is about the same, so I'd be more than happy to try these out. I just want to make sure they work successfully in the classroom environment.

    Sami

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  6. How do you get the story converted to mp3 to add to the ipod?

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  7. I would also like to know how to convert the cassettes to mp3. Any tips?

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  8. Hello! I love this idea! I have personal CD players right now but the batteries go so quickly! I am looking into getting the mp3 players on eBay but I was wondering if you know a place online to download stories or if all of yours were cassettes first?

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  9. Hi Eveyone...Thanks for stopping by my blog :) If you are interested in changing over your cassettes to mp3 files, head on over to Nicole's blog Teaching with Style for a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it. She is awesome by the way..you will learn a ton from her!! Here is the link to her blog... http://www.teaching-with-style.com/2013/07/organizing-ipods-in-classroom.html

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  10. Hi Eveyone...Thanks for stopping by my blog :) If you are interested in changing over your cassettes to mp3 files, head on over to Nicole's blog Teaching with Style for a step-by-step tutorial on how to do it. She is awesome by the way..you will learn a ton from her!! Here is the link to her blog... http://www.teaching-with-style.com/2013/07/organizing-ipods-in-classroom.html

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  11. Amazing post! Thank you, I am so inspired. I was wondering what kind of program you used to transfer the audio books onto the mp3's.
    Thanks!

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  12. This is such a great idea. Do you have the templates for the MP3 Player cards that list all of the books. Is there somewhere I can find these?

    Thanks!

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  13. Do pictures of the books show up on the screen or how do your students find the book they want to listen to?

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