Building Stamina Posters! D5: Chapter 2

June 25, 2012

 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!

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  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!