Ecornell

We are in various stages of CAFE/Daily 5 in our school. Some of the teachers find the schedule with 3 focus lessons and 3 work periods difficult. They believe there are too many transitions that eat up valuable class time. Can someone give me the rationale and brain research that supports the structure of lesson/work; lesson/work; lesson/work? Thanks


02.01.2018

4y

2

833

2
4y
Jody Jarding

I have a couple wonders:
What are the ages of the learners? As they grow, their stamina grows and may only need two rounds.
How long are transitions actually taking? If they are long, have they revisited expectations and 10 Steps to Independence?
From the Daily 5 book( page 33), the sisters state:
Transitions during Daily 5 provide a number of opportunities:
A physical break from a student work session
The kinesthetic movement children’s brains and bodies require before continuing to work
A brain break, which allows for refocusing
A natural time to provide another short focus lesson

4y

Jody has started a good list of questions to think about.
If you look at this article by Allison, it will give you an idea about the rounds/brief focus lessons for various ages.
https://www.thedailycafe.com/articles/are-there-really-5-rounds

Suggested Topics

Title Category Replies Views Activity
Best way to start? Daily 5 0 57 1 week 4 days
Lesson Plan Book Daily 5 0 158 1 month 3 days
Introducing Daily 5 and Cafe to upper primary students (in Australia) Daily 5 1 732 1 month 1 week
Daily Five with Social Distancing in the classroom Daily 5 4 1.4k 10 months 2 weeks
How To Maintain Daily 5 Routines from Home Daily 5 3 747 10 months 4 weeks
K-1 Coaching Series Daily 5 0 179 11 months 1 day
Daily 5 Remote Daily 5 0 524 11 months 3 weeks
Working with Wonders First Grade Curriculum and Daily 5 Daily 5 15 4.5k 1 year 7 months
Dealing with Interruptions to Daily 5 Daily 5 1 474 1 year 7 months
What to Write About [November 2019 Coaching] Daily 5 0 423 1 year 8 months

All-Access Member Exclusive Content

This content is reserved for All-Access members. Consider upgrading your membership to access this resource.

Sign Up Now

No Thanks.

Already a member? Log In