Hi there. I am a 4th grade teacher very much looking forward to implementing the Daily 5 with my students this year! However I am still trying to figure out the best way manage transitions so that our Daily 5 block runs smoothly and efficiently.
Should students put away their materials in between rounds of the Daily 5? For example, if a student does “Read to Self” first and grabs his/her book box and a pillow to use while sitting on the floor, does the student put those materials away at the end of Round 1 and get the book box back out/any new materials (i.e. for word work) when Round 2 starts? Or do they leave their pillow and book box in the spot they had been reading and then return to this spot for the next round?
Would love to hear what works for you all! Hoping to find a good balance between quick transitions between rounds and keeping students accountable for keeping the classroom clean.