Which do you prefer and which do you recommend? I teach first and have always used centers but I hear all the time on here how Daily 5 maybe the way to go. Daily 5 seems a bit simpler. But they are working alone I assume and in centers they work in groups of 2-4 students. Can you do a combination of centers and Daily 5? I have all of my centers set up but at some point in the year they start to get a bit boring for the kids because it is hard to come up with more. I also feel that with school starting in a few weeks Daily 5 will not be something I can implement this year since I don't know too much about it. Can you start with centers and then switch to Daily 5? I know there is a book that talks all about this but I wanted to come here first. Sorry for all the questions but it would be helpful if you could answer all of them for me.