I had the opportunity to attend one of The Sisters' workshops 2 years ago. They really are amazing! I was particularly impressed with some of their strategies for working with what they call "barometer" children.
I am looking forward to hearing what other think about Daily 5 and sharing what I have learned!
Switching gears for a moment, I need some organizational advice! One of my goals for this next year is to improve my teaching in small groups. I am looking for a good way to organize word work and sight word activities for use in guided reading. How can I organize all of the wonderful games,activities and sorts that I have found on blogs and TPT so I can easily pull them out for use in small group when needed when I notice a group or individual needs practice with certain phonics patterns or other word attack strategies? I was thinking of binders; one for short vowel patterns, one for long vowels and vowel pairs, etc. How do you organize your guided reading materials?