Daily 5


Brain Breaks/Transitions

10 Steps to Independent Transitions

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Gain instruction time by reducing the length of transitions throughout the day. The 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence can make this happen.

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Live Chat Recap

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We recently launched online chats, and boy, were they fun! Here is what you missed!

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GoNoodle–Free Brain Breaks

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Get the wiggles out with free research-based brain break activities. 

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Brain and Body Breaks

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Brain and body breaks are an important part of Daily 5.  We find that after a brain and body break, children can successfully return to the important work centered on their learning.

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ASCD 2014–Brains and Best Practice

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If it had to do with brain research, Joan could be found in the audience. Here are her takeaways.

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Launching Daily 5—The Six Most Important things to Remember

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Here are six things to keep in mind when launching Daily 5. 

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3 Kindergarten Writers Share

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Three students share after a Daily 5 writing round.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a quick brain break before diving into the next focus lesson. 

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Strategy for Releasing Barometer Students

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Lori Sabo shares a strategy that helped eliminate the last vestiges of bumpiness at the start of her Daily Five rounds as well as facilitates brain breaks necessary for success.

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Sharing Quickly and Efficiently

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In this article, Trish Prentice shares some tips that make sharing time in her room successful.

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Giving the Brain a Break

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Brain Breaks are important because we all learn better when the content is given often in smaller portions instead of enormous content in long stretches.

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Brain Breaks or Transitions–Daily 5 and CAFE Cheers for You!

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Transitions are a fact of life in the classroom.  Trish Prentice shares some of her original 'cheers' which she uses successfully in her classroom.

 

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A Transition Between Rounds of Daily 5

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Transitions between Daily 5 rounds are a perfect time to have students participate in energizing brain breaks as well as focus lessons.

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Brain Breaks—Here are Some Great Ones

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This website contains a lot of Brain Break ideas, many of which have videos. Check it out.

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Bumpy Transitions

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May 29, 2009

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