Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Daily 5 During Severe Weather?

Yesterday, we had a little bit of a scare with severe weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the county our school is in. This warning was set to expire a couple of different times and when it was about to, another one was issued. Needless to say, we spent some quality time with each other for an hour and half on the floor of the women's staff restroom in our safe spot. Our librarian was kind enough to bring some books around to the classes to help keep them occupied. I started off reading a few of the books to the class and then let them share the books. I told them to use what they know from Read to Self and Read to Someone during Daily 5 and combine the two together. Since we needed to stay super quiet in order to hear any further instructions from our principal, the class was to read the books to themselves, while sitting EEKK (elbow, elbow, knee, knee) with their partner(s) and sharing the book. I love that what we do on a daily basis with Daily 5 helped out in a situation I never really thought it would be needed. Goes to show how independent these kids are with reading and how it can occupy a good amount of time, all while being more than beneficial!

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