daily 5 {chapter 1 - posters}

Hello, Teacher Friends! I hope you are enjoying The Daily 5 book! I know I am! :)
If you want to get your own copy and join in on the fun, click {here}!

This book has seriously lifted a HUGE weight off my shoulders. Last year {my second year of teaching} I did guided reading/my own twist on group reading with my students every day. From my students' perspective, it was successful, because they became strong readers. From my perspective, it was a FLOP. I came to hate reading time preparing everything {which I absolutely loved my first year} and I had a MAJOR HEADACHE at 10:15, every morning, when group reading time was finished. {Headaches don't make the nicest teachers!} To pull of my reading groups, I had to spend HOURS of my planning time {to keep everyone busy and actively engaged}. Basically, I was working HARDER not smarter.  And that my friends, is why I am so in love with The Daily 5. With The Daily 5 book, I will enjoy reading time again, because this book will help me work SMARTER not harder. I love the idea that students are monitoring their own progress, while I get to do important teacher stuff! ;) I also love the 5 different areas that they focus on and I made some of my own classroom posters to go along! 

Click the image below to snag your own copy! 

Be sure to link up with LORY {here} and check out all the other great Daily 5 posts.


  1. The signs are super cute. Just ordered the books. Excited to check them out.

    ~April @ ideabackpack.blogspot.com

  2. Thank you for the cute signs! I'm going to be trying out my own, adapted version of the Daily 5 next year... looking forward to it! :)
    First Grade FUNdamentals

  3. These are great! Thanks so much for the post!

  4. These look wonderful Lindsey! I really want to try to implement Daily 5 this year. I read it last summer, but was so overwhelmed with "first year teacher stuff" that I never got it put into place. Fingers crossed I can make it work this year :)

    BTW... did I ever thank you for adding me to your blog roll? If not, thank you thank you!! Your blog is always on the list for my top traffic sources and it just makes my day :) You're the best!!

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  5. so cute Lindsey! I love Daily 5 {or daily 2 as we had this year, or daily 4 as we had the year before!} it's so easy to fit to your needs!

  6. These are adorable!
    I've been reading the Daily 5 book this summer and am looking forward to starting it in August.

    I am your newest follower! I LOVE your blog! I am very new to the blogging world, I would love for you to come over and check mine out.


  7. Well said, Lindsey! I had been teaching about 6 or 7 years before the 'Daily 5' was published. I scooped it up right away and after reading Chapter 1, I was sold. I have been using this system for 6 years and I LOVE it! I only wish that it had been around when I first started teaching. I started using the program when no one in my school would even give it second look. My reading coach even snubbed me! If only they had listened...
    Love your posters!
    Thanks for sharing,

  8. I love the accountability sheet! =D

    Primary Graffiti

  9. I've been doing Daily 5 for three years and am always looking for ways to get better...especially with CAFE. Thanks for sharing the book study!


  10. I started using The Daily Five last year, and you are absolutely right...it lets you work smarter not harder. The students are only working on things that will really help them be better readers and writers, and it does not require making different centers all the time. I love the posters that you made. Thank you so much for sharing them. I just LOVE everything you make! :)

    Delighted in Second

  11. I'm loving the D5 as well! I started it this past year with my 2nd grade and will use it this year with my 4th graders. Thanks for the posters! :)


  12. I have implemented D5 for a year and a half. Like you said it is all about working smarte, not harder! It is the best thing ever!
    My Second Sense

  13. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing. I am going to be an Instructional Facilitator at a K-2 school and Daily Five is going to be a part of each day.

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  14. Oh! I am so up for working smarter not harder! I just got my book and am following along! Thank you for sharing these adorable posters!
    (I just love all of your anchor charts!!)


  15. The D5 website is worth the fee. It has great ideas and updates!

  16. Thank you for the download! I'm starting Daily 5 in July and am trying to set things up in my classroom. This will definitely help!

    I would love it if you visited my blog.

    Heather at TeachItToday

  17. These are great! Love the chevrons in the background! :)
    Teaching With Style

  18. I'm also doing a Daily 5 book study over at my blog. i'd love for you to link up with us!
    Teaching With Style

  19. Love the posters! D5 is awesome... I've been using it for 2 years now! Check out my blog for other D5 resources and freebies!

    Learning is a Journey
    Polka Dot Parlor

  20. The world of Blogs is relatively new to me; sad but true. My husband won't be thrilled that I've found another way to spend time on the computer, but he will be thrilled at the same time to know that it isn't expensive!! Thanks for taking your time to help all of us out and for sharing some super freebies.

  21. I wish I would have known that you were posting this about The Daily 5 sooner (my fault, I've neglected to keep up with reading your blog), but I'm excited to catch up now, as I plan on using it in my classroom this year, too!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!!!

    (This may be my first time commenting on your blog, by the way. I found you several months ago and I just love all of your work. You're such a blessing to education!)

  22. I will be returning to teaching in the fall after a maternity leave. I can't wait to try and implement the Daily Five system in my classroom. Thank you SO much for the posters! They are lovely and will save me a lot of time!

  23. Hello! I was JUST moved from K to first grade. I am glad I found your blog. I do happen to have student bookmarks that match your I PICK poster. Thanks Tammie


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