Holy Cow! Made a little chango to D5 today. Yikes! I have introduced and practiced doing "read to self", "work on writing", and "word work". I tried "read with someone" and my class was sooo not ready for that! Anyway, today I had my 31 kiddos divided up into three groups. I showed them where to put their clip on the choices cards (not a choice yet). Then we went to work. AWESOME! They got down to business! The trouble arose in the transition when it was time to move clips. I'm thinking a magnet board would be easier and I think I saw that on Pinterest. We'll see how tomorrow goes:-) For now, I'm a happy camper:-) And did I mention how much I LOVE the CAFE???? Woohoo! My team is totally digging it as is our new principal. She visited one of my team mates today and had the pleasure of having a first grader explain "check for understanding" to her while holding her big ol' plastic check mark:-) Wowee!