Building Stamina Posters! D5: Chapter 2



 I am linking up with Mrs. Saoud over at Primary Graffiti  and Teaching it with Style for Chapter 2 of our Daily 5 book study!!

Go on over and link up - she has some awesome freebies :)

Hands down, my favorite part of chapter 2 is the idea of building STAMINA!

By the end of the year I know my first graders as smart, independent, ready-for-2nd grade geniuses!! It is easy to forget how they came into first grade... wide-eyed, eager, impatient, antsy, can't do anything for more than a minute without losing focus...They need to build stamina!
Duh, Susan, duh!

I often fall into the category of the teacher who models something once or twice and then expects my students to do it perfectly from then on out. Helllooooo [I hear myself saying] didn't I show you how to do this already?!?!!? I am excited to teach building stamina to my students and I will certainly use the analogy of an athlete. 
My students will learn that they working on their "reading muscles" as they practice, practice, practice building their stamina.

I made these cute little poster fors next year:


Click on them to head over to TpT to download for free!

See ya next time!
Susan

16 comments

  1. So stinkin' cute . . . those hippos crack me up! 15 Days and COUNTING!!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    1. I couldn't pass up a hippo in a leotard!!

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  2. Susan, these are adorbs! I, too, find myself thinking, "I showed you that once in August; it's January, you've had a whole break to think it about it, now do it perfectly!!" If only...
    I guess there's a really good reason we keep hearing, "MODEL, MODEL, MODEL" from everyone in teacher education/development. Help them build that stamina!

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    1. Thanks :) I know right! I hear it all the time.. now I need to DO it!

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  3. Well, aren't these just the cutest?! Thanks a million for sharing!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  4. Those hippo posters are so cute! I like the reading muscles analogy as well.



    Adventures in Room 5

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  5. Those are amazingly cute!! Thanks for sharing them!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  6. Your post is linked and ready to go! I just love your posters. Brilliant!!!

    Cheryl

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  7. One of my favorite quotes from Regie Routman is, "I do it. We do it. We do it. We do it. You do it." :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  8. Very cute posters! :) I think with everyone's cute ideas for posters in this Book Study, I may have a jungle in my room. Monkey's explaining the D5 Choices and now Hippos showing us stamina. Gotta love it.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

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  9. Stamina is an issue for my students in 2nd grade as well. I like your idea reading muscles. I'm your newest follower. Please visit my blog at Calling Plays in 2nd Grade.

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  10. Cute posters! I use the athlete connection often in my classroom. I tell my students I wouldn't get out of bed tomorrow and expect to be able to run a marathon! Ok, maybe I do think I can sit around and blog all evening and still lose weight, but I'm working on my stamina!
    Thanks for sharing!~Heather

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  11. Those hippos are the CUTEST thing I have ever seen. I am going to grab them ASAP for my kiddos for next year! I am a new follower! I am new to blogging, check out mine!

    laughingwithlane.blogspot.com

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  12. I Love your articles guys keep it up.
    Isabel

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  13. I was looking through your Daily 5 entries and saw these hippos! LOVE them! However, I can't get them to come up to download? Any chance you can email them to me! LOVE your stuff! Thanks!
    Amy Burton
    mskeenan123@hotmail.com

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  14. I absolutely love the hippos as well, but I am unable to get them to open. Do you mind sending them to my e-mail kathrynmarieperry@gmail.com? Thanks so much!!

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