daily 5 {chapter 2}

My favorite part about chapter 2 was this:

When you think about it, it really makes sense! When students understand the purpose of doing something and have a choice on which task they complete, they are naturally more motivated to stay busy and learn. 
I love the idea of teaching students the urgency and why they need to complete each Daily 5 task.  I am having so many "ah ha" moments while reading this book, that it will be interesting to see it actually working in my classroom next year. I am so excited {but, not excited enough to want summer to end}!

I also liked the questions students should ask themselves before choosing a Daily 5 task. I made a printable to go along with them and I will display this poster on my Daily 5 bulletin board {along with the 5 choices}.

Click the picture below to download. Please Note: I added this poster to the end of the last Daily 5 download {so you will need to download it again}. It will be easier to keep all the downloads all in one place, so each week I will be adding to this file. Enjoy!

BTW: It's still not too late to follow along and read The Daily 5 and CAFE with us! 
Click the images below to snag your own copy of both books!


Be sure to link up with CHERYL {here}!


  1. Love the poster! I also quoted Purpose + Choice = Motivation! Powerful Statement. =)


  2. Thanks for the poster! Its so cute! I had just ordered the Daily 5 before the book study started and am so excited about it!

  3. Great Poster. I can not handle another book study right now, but I love reading your thoughts.


    The Very Busy Kindergarten

  4. Love the poster, Lindsey! I've already linked up with the other book study, but I was wondering if it is OK to link to yours as well. I need all the help I can get to implement D5 this year.

    Learning With Susie Q


  5. Very cute :) Thank you for sharing! This will come in handy!

    The Learning Tree

  6. I love the posters! I am definitely planning on getting this book, I just need to finish up the one I'm currently on :)


    Mrs. Wilson's World

  7. Love your blog, and hope to win the Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Activities!

  8. What a cute blog! I just found it and I love all your fun ideas. Also, LOVE your blog design. I hope to see you at my student teaching blog sometime:)


  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

  10. Love your poster that you shared. It is going to be so hard to decide which poster/posters to use in my classroom next year. A lot of you are sooooo talented with creating great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Cute poster! My kiddos do so much better when they have visuals to guide their thinking and refer back to!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I have already read the daily 5 book twice. It is such an easy read!

    Anywho, I am new blogging world, and I just opened my blog and TpT store this week! I could use all the help possible to get some followers! Check out my blog and let me know what you think and I would love some suggestions!
    Spotted in First Grade
    Thanks, Kelli

  13. Love the Daily 5!

    This is my third year using it and my 2nd year using Math Daily 5!

    Check out some ideas for both literacy and math Daily 5 @


    I have you on my blog list Lindsay!!

  14. Hii there! I'm reading the daily five with you as well :) are you reading the cafe book in conjunction with this book? If so, how are you lining up the chapters and if not, are you just going to read cafe when you finish d5?

  15. Great reflection! I think I want Purpose + Choice = Motivation hanging about my door this year! I read both books already but rereading with a group has been so helpful for me. I'm with Katie, let's do CAFE when we finish!
    Thanks ~Heather

  16. OHMIGOSH! I'm SOOO glad to find out there are other teachers who are reading Daily 5 this summer AND who will also be implementing it in the fall along WITH Common Core!
    I swear I thought I was THE only crazy one!!

  17. This news is the most important thing. Verona


thanks for the love ♥

back to top