Cafe/Daily 5? Anyone see the 2 Sisters in person?

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  1. loves2teach

    loves2teach Enthusiast

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    Feb 14, 2010

    Hello,
    I have 2 questions...

    1. Does anyone here in the upper elementary use the daily 5 in their classrooms? It sounds really interesting. Currently I use SF Reading Street in my reading lessons w/ a 120 minute block for reading.

    2. Has anyone seen the 2 Sisters teach about their CAFE model in person?

    It has been suggested to me that I need to do more professional development outside of what our school system provides and I found a conference the 2 Sisters are giving this summer. Before I ask if I can attend, I wanted to find out what you all think. I am sure that I am going to have to present it to my faculty and wanted to find out more about it before I attend.

    Thanks so much!
     
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  3. kacieann

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    I use the Daily 5 in 3rd and I really love it. I have made a tracking sheet to go with the areas where my students go in the classroom. I would love to go to a conference to see them.
     
  4. loves2teach

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    Do you think it is worth a 6-7 hour drive and $300? I will ask if my school will pay for it, but just want to make sure that it is worthwhile.
     
  5. scooter503

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    I am trying Daily 5 this year, and love it! Others in my district feel the same. I was able to see their conference (both days) in December and they were great!! Probably one of the best conferences I've ever attended. If you get the chance, GO!!
     
  6. kacieann

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    I would go if my district would pay for it. The books are great, but nothing is like first hand information.
     
  7. Mrs N

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    I just signed up for their seminar today! They will be here for 2 days and I am paying with my own money since I'm sure my district will nix that idea. There are three of us going- we're going to see if we can use a little PD money at the end of the year to get a little compensation. I have heard great things about their workshops- several of our staff went and will go again with us.
     
  8. leighbball

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    I used it in my 3rd and 1st grade classrooms when I was a classroom teacher (currently in-class support teacher). I would LOVE to see them.
     
  9. Proud2BATeacher

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    I just bought the Cafe book on Friday :). I lent out my Daily 5 book last year and so far "nobody" remembers borrowing it :(.
     
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    I would HIGHLY recommend seeing the sisters in person. I just saw them for a 1-hour talk about the Daily 5 and a 1-hour talk about CAFE and I learned so much in that little amount of time. They are coming to my district for two 8-hour days (FREE for staff!!!) this summer.

    They talked about how to do both the Daily 5 and CAFE with children from kindergarten to high school.
     

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