Anchor Charts/I-Charts-I feel very strongly that these charts need to be made with your students. I have seen a lot of really cute posters floating around on Pinterest and the blogs, but these charts must be meaningful to your students. Just as the Sisters suggest in their books, your students need to be the ones coming up with the ideas for these charts. Students are very easily guided in the right direction. Are my charts a little messy? Yes. Do I write things down, then cross them out? Yes. This is especially true when we write down what the teacher is doing during Daily 5. I love it when the students say the teacher is grading papers and I always write it down. After talking about the purpose of Daily 5, we cross it out, then write 'working with students'. After the second anchor chart, students catch on that everything is pretty much the same, no matter what Daily choice it is. Please, try to avoid the cutesy Daily 5 posters and make these charts with your students!
Please, let me know if there are any specific Daily 5/CAFE topics you would like me to discuss in this series!