Classes that rotate

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  1. Roobunny

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    Classes that rotate/Daily 5

    I feel like I've been spamming this board...sorry for all of the posts lately!

    I was told I will be teaching ELAR and Character Ed. to two classes. I'm currently reading The Daily 5 and want to try to incorporate it into the schedule. I don't know much about what our schedule is, but I was told we have DEAR time every day so I was thinking of doing it during this time (if that's possible...?).

    I guess my main concern is the book boxes. If I have another class rotating in, that's an average of 50 book boxes (give or take) I'd have in my class. I don't know what my classroom looks like (the school is still being built), but I am 95% sure I don't have room for that many book boxes. :help:
     
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    Instead of book boxes, you could use large ziplock bags to store books. Takes up less space and can easily leave with the students to their other classrooms.
     
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    I'm with Mopar. If they use the large ziplock bags, they will easily be able to take the books with them.
     
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    Good idea! I didn't think of it before...and it's a lot cheaper than book boxes.

    Thanks!
     
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    Color code your different classes. You can get colored masking tape at a teacher store. It will help keep you and the kids organized.
     
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    When I had 2 classes I had enough magazine files for each student in my HR. Then each student had a ziplock, so 2 bags per bin. It worked fine. My kids each had numbers, so they were either Yellow 1 or Green 1 (my school colors.)
     
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    I think this is a good idea too. Also, I like your avatar...and I'm a Pisces as well :thumb:
     
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    Is it possible that the class entering may have book boxes from their other room?

    Yes, Read to Self is DEAR so you should be able to blend the two easily. However, a key to Daily 5 is the kids owning/choosing thier Daily.
     
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    Unfortunately, no - this is a brand new school being built.
     
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    I meant that the teachers may also be making book boxes like you.

    Is there room to store them in lockers or cubbies? I could see this causing other issues but it is an option.
     
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    Oh, it's possible the other teachers may have them make book boxes as well. That would really help out if that was the case...

    Not sure about lockers or cubbies. I am hoping I have a lot of storage space in the room, but I'm not counting on it.
     
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    I moved into a new school that was just an empty room. I take that back. There was a whiteboard on the wall. In that same building, the gym, weight room, and coach's offices were spectacular.

    I hope you have a lot more storage than I had at that new school!!!
     
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    Wow - I hope so too!
     

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