Picking seats

by Melissa Fangman
(Canyon, Texas, USA)

This is my 2nd year to do Daily 5 in kindergarten and we love it.

My kids choose where they want to go for each round which seems to work well.

However it takes a few extra minutes doing it this way.

Do you let your kids pick where they want to go or are all kids doing word work at the same time and all kids are doing writing at the same time, etc.

If they are, do you have several different activities for them to choose from within the word work area or within the writing area?

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Mar 13, 2010
Kids pick seats
by: Mrs. Mikesell

I do allow my kids to pick their seats.

This is what happens.

First, I tell my 4-5 kids I need to see for Guided Reading to go to the table.

Then, I release 3-4 kids at a time to get their spots.

By the time I let the last few kids go, I'm walking to the table and in Guided Reading mode.

I have found that if I "stick around" and make sure it is going fast - it goes slower.

I just let them go and get my job done so they aren't getting attention for wandering around...

Mrs. Mikesell :)

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