daily 5 {chapter 3 freebies}

For chapter 3, I made a sign that I will be putting above my classroom library. I love I PICK and I am excited to introduce it to my future students. Click the image below to snag your own sign! {BTW: I added it to the other D5 printables, so if you have already downloaded them, just download them all again.}

This chapter also gave me the final push I needed to buy some chimes for my classroom, so I can get my student's attention in a calm manner. I found these Woodstock Zenergy Chimes for about $25.00 on Amazon. Click {here} or on the picture below to check them out.
I have also added a new poster for anyone who is using their computer station as a listening center {like ME!} I don't want to invest in a listening center this year and I have three student computers in my classroom, so I am going to use those instead. I am thinking about using TumbleBooks... Any thoughts?

I know I say this on every D5 post, but it's still not too late to follow along with our book study! 
Click the images below to snag your own copy of both books!


Be sure to link up with Anna {here}!


  1. Cute poster! Thanks!

    I think I'll be using my computer as well for listening. I have used Starfall.com for students to listen to books but students like to play games instead so making expectations known is important.

  2. Have you ever heard of Storyline Online? It's a free online site that has celebrities reading children's books. I just posted on my blog about how I used online listening centers in my 1:1 MacBook first grade classroom.

    iTeach 1:1

  3. we LOVE tumblebooks...and storyline online :)

  4. We use Tumblebooks and Storylineonline. Wegivebooks.org is also good, but it doesn't read aloud- just has interactive books. Lots of nonfiction that the kids love.

  5. Those chimes are the best! We use Tumblebooks. It's good. :D
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  6. I've given you the versatile blogger award. Click here to see why!

  7. Thanks for sharing your D5 posters!

    I had intended on using my computers for a listening center, but they were soooo slow :( I did get some MP3 players and cassette players through Limeades for Learning (I acquired a TON of books on tape!) However, I didn't realize tape cassette players were so hard for my 2nd graders to use :) Hopefully I will get some new computers this year so I can let more kiddos listen to reading at a time!!!

  8. Our school library has Tumble Books and the kids really like it,

  9. Those are great posters! Thanks for sharing. I am one of your newest followers.


  10. Love the chimes!!!


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  11. I'm going to try and use some of these ideas with my 6th graders! I gave you an award; check out my blog to see what it is! :)

  12. I love your blog! I left you something on my blog. Go check it out!
    Learning With Susie Q


  13. I love I Pick too! Thank you for the poster.

    I am working on the librarian to use the same thing.
    Little Priorities

  14. Thanks for the cute poster! Don't forget that Barnes & Noble has online storytime as well.


  15. These posters are so cute. Thanks for the new leads for listen to reading. I will be checking them out.
    Think all night…..Teach all day

  16. Before you buy a subscription to TumbleBooks...check out your library's website. Our library has both TumbleBooks and Scholastic's BookFlicks. I use them all for FREE!! The kids love them and they don't cost us teachers anything. The library loves that we use it, too!!

    If you don't have any luck with your library....email me and I can give you some links :)


  17. I love your blog! I just started my own blog:
    Please help me out, I don't know what I'm doing. :-)

  18. Thank you for the posters. I love your blog, too. Starfall.com is a good site that the kids seem to love to bits. If you have access to an Ipod or mp3 player there is a new device (well new to me) that Apple is selling for $20. It allows up to 5 people to listen to an Ipod/MP3 or cd player at once...just like a listening centre. Here is the link in case you're interested...

  19. I've done Daily 5 with my kindergartners for two years now. I wrote a grant the first year and purchased four boom boxes and headphones. Best. Grant. Ever. Find some local organizations that offer grants. I'd love to share my application and write up with you so you can get a listening center.

    I put colored stickers on the buttons they were to use (play, stop). I also ended up getting books on tape from a big teacher garage sale, so I added a picture of a tape to the boom boxes that had a tape so they knew to use the tape buttons at the bottom instead of the cd buttons.

    The most important thing is to BE EXPLICIT in your directions. My little 5 year olds could run the tape players by themselves, but it took several mini lesson reviews so they remembered. They were so so so independent by January, though!

    This year, I'm moving to third grade and I'm a little nervous about the set up and activities, but Daily 5 is so universal!

    Email me if you'd like the grant verbage or to share more Daily 5 ideas :) LRJ_2 at hotmail dot com

  20. My school recently used a great program called Raz-Kids. It was great because the books are leveled to each student’s ability and they are able to listen to it being read to them. They also have to read it alone and quiz. It has both fiction and nonfiction books and correlates many different leveling systems. It is a great way to make this station effective and you can check in on their progress. I know that you are able to try it for a week free.


  21. Would you consider changing the last card on the IPICK to a question -- "Do I know most of the words?" I LOVE the download and appreciate all your hard work! So glad you are reading the Daily 5 and sharing your ideas!

  22. So sorry, but all freebies are "AS IS!" (Because they are free!)

  23. Absolutely great! I love the IPICK system, too. I really think that my third graders will do well with it. :)

  24. I'm going to be using tumblebooks and a school reading program as well for listen to reading :)

  25. Love the chimes! I will have to order them for my

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  26. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm new to the Daily 5 and really appreciate all of your hard work!


    Stories from Room 114

  27. Tumble books is great! We used it all last year for centers. I even used it for some lessons, when I couldn't find the actual book. (Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, by Mem Fox for example) great story for writing a memoir or about a memory. The kids love it, because they can choose from a whole bunch of different stories.


thanks for the love ♥

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