Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Learning Resources Giveaway & Daily 5 News!

I received the Easi-Speak Digital Microphone from Learning Resources to review. The first thing I fell in love with is the USB capability with NO BATTERIES REQUIRED....yay! It's very lightweight, easy to use, & portable. 

The first thing I did was pretend I was a Channel 7 Chicago news weather forecaster during calendar. The kids L.O.V.E.D this & made the usual boring lively calendar so much more fun. This has helped my shy little nuggets speak up in more ways than one. 
I always do a HUGE Dr. Seuss unit and group my students with their "Seuss Partners". After they practice reading it a few times I let them record each other with the Easi-Speak Microphone & then they listened to themselves. This handy little microphone is basically a wireless recorder. After demonstrating one time my students were able to independently record & listen. Three groups would "record" a day & then listen to themselves & make suggestions. This worked out great with my reluctant & most advanced readers. 

For my summer project, I plan to record myself reading various popular children's books & download the MP3 files onto an ipod for my Daily 5 listening center. Audio books can be very costly & the kids LOVE when I read to them! I have more ideas below! 

Suggested Uses: 
1. Speech therapy
2. Fluency 
3. Phonics
4. Math facts
5. Interventions
6. Podcasts
7. Post readings on classroom website or blog
8. Dramatic play
9. Read to Someone or Read to Self during Daily 5
10. Assessment

I saved the BEST part for last. Would you like this little gem for your classroom??? You can win this $69.99 digital microphone for FREE by entering through Rafflecopter below. 
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If you have been a follower for a while you know how much I love Daily 5! Have a seat for the next part.................................
I am teaming up with Nicole from Teaching with Style & we will be hosting a Daily 5 book study for grades 1-3 starting in June! More info to come! I can't wait to share all my Daily 5 ideas with all of you! I have been taking pictures ALL.YEAR.LONG! If you don't have the book click the link below so you can join won't be sorry! 

If you are a Kindergarten teacher you should check out Tammy's blog, Live  Love Laugh Everyday in Kindergarten!

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She is hosting a Kindergarten Daily 5 book study starting in June as well! Stay tuned...........



  1. Can't wait for the book club to start! It's going to be great! :)

  2. I love the Daily Five as well. I joined the "Sisters" website and have watched so many fabulous videos about the Daily five and CAFE. It's well worth the money to join.

  3. YAY!! Book club! I did the Daily 5 this whole year but I am looking for a more efficient way and ideas! LOVE IT! I can't wait! Yay!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  4. Get wait, I have been wanting to learn more about daily 5.

  5. I'm so happy to hear you're hosting a Daily 5 1-3 book club!! Super excited!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  6. Cool! I want to start Daily 5 this year. Perfect timing!!

    Learning With Susie Q

  7. That would be awesome! I have all of the Daily 5 books and welcome the "accountability" it and apply it! :) Looking forward to hearing more. :)

  8. I'd love to join your book study! I'm planning to incorporate Daily 5 next year!

  9. Great I will be joining in this book study!!

    Surfin' Through Second

  10. I would also love to join the book study. I have been reading Daily 5 and am so excited about implementing it next year! Looking forward!