I began using the Daily Five this year.
I'm super-psyched for next year because the 2nd grade has used it this year too. That will make things easier for me in the fall.
Mrs. Maiolo's Classroom: I heart the way she switched the letters in CAFE around to spell FACE. I'm totally on that. However, instead of the little post-its to show what a child is working on, I plan to laminate head shots of all my little friends to mark their spots.
Get it? FACE. Their faces. Cute, huh?
Mrs. Croak's Classroom: Mrs. Croak's Cafe Board is unlike any other I've seen. It's a creative use of space. My room is a good size, but wall space is limited so this alternative is really appealing.
Mrs. Kady: Mrs. Kady's Book Nook system is adorable. This would also be great for pairing reading buddy's for the Read to Someone block.