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Digraph Reader FREEBIE!!
20 Jan, 2015. 7 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I have a VERY long commute home and have been using these car rides as an opportunity to listen to podcasts. I don't…
December: Lessons, Guided Reading, Math, and more!
2 Dec, 2014. 4 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Ok. Let me be 100% honest. Moving down from first grade this year was a little difficult. At the end of last year,…
When To Launch The Next Daily 5 {with a focus on work on writing}
27 Jun, 2014. 35 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The next chapter in the Daily 5 that we are covering is Chapter 7: When to Launch The Next Daily 5. This chapter…
A Summer Book Study– The Daily 5 (the second edition) PLUS FREEBIES!
6 Jun, 2014. 12 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I am so excited to be joining with some of my friends over at Freebielicious in our summer book study. We are reading…
Increasing Rigor and Engagement At The Same Time
19 Jan, 2014. 8 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
This past week I was able to go to the SDE conference here in Austin and got to hang out with some of…
What does the fox say? {finding the main idea and details in a passage}
29 Nov, 2013. 5 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
I'm sure by now your students have told you all about the song "What does the fox say?" In case you have not…
Throwback Thursday — Daily 5 Style
11 Jul, 2013. 3 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
The last few days I have been enjoying a very relaxing vacation in New England. I have really enjoyed laying on the beach…
Wednesday– Daily 5 freebie
20 Jun, 2012. 7 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
One of the ways that I organize the Daily 5 in my class is by using a pocket chart.In my class all of…
Daily 5– Read to Self
15 Jun, 2012. 9 Comments. Posted By: Kristen Smith
Read to Self (Part One of how I use the Daily 5 in my class) I had said earlier that I would blog a bit…
Literacy Games
31 May, 2012. 1 Comment. Posted By: Kristen Smith
At my school we have two first grade classrooms and I am so blessed to teach with a fellow teacher who is my…