September 9, 2012

Bright & Clear Daily 5 Signs

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope all has been going great at school for you! I wanted to stop by and share a file because I feel like I'm hardly on here--and I miss it terribly!

I'll be starting the Daily 3 with my class in the coming days and wanted to make some new signs to replace my old ones. I realized I had shared some Flipped Signs for the Daily 5 earlier this summer--but not any colorful ones! Since these will be hanging on a black wall, I needed them to be bright.

Much like my friend Tara (who has a fabulous post on her Daily 5 setup here) I use three rounds with my class: Read to Self, Work on Writing (for Reader's Responses), and Word Work.

For our Daily 3 board, I will be using these signs, plus some of those dry erase sheets, to write students' names for each round (I will be sharing pics of that soon!).

The file I'm sharing has two Read to Self signs. I'm using the one below...
But there's also a sign with a number one on it, to signify independent reading (and a two on the Read to Someone sign).

If you'd like to use these signs, please click on one of the buttons below to download them. I hope they can be of help if you are just starting out for the year!

On a total and complete sidenote...I woke up this morning and made a horrible discovery. The All (App)out Me file I had shared last week was way too similar to something created earlier this summer by Kate, from EduKate and Inspire...her iStudent file. I feel so terrible--I never even saw it because I'm such a sporadic blog reader sometimes. I never would have shared something so similar had I known! :(

Kate, of course, was extremely sweet about it. I've removed my files anyhow and wanted to share the link to her file...iStudent: An All About Me Book. Thanks again Kate!!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)


  1. LOVE these! You are the best!!! I haven't made my board yet, so these will be perfect. And thanks for the shout out :) You are too kind!

    EduKate and Inspire

  2. I have to get rid of mine and print yours!! I love these:) You always make things so wonderful!!!! Thanks for the sweet words and link to my post:))) You're the best:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. I was planning to make some of these for my new Daily 5 board just saved me a ton 'o time! Thanks a million for sharing!!!

    Super Pig and Tyrant King

  4. My classroom is looking so HOT thanks to all of your circle signs, reverse white on black alphabet, and all of the OWL stuff I picked up from other fab bloggers!

    Love you my friend, Happy Sunday!

  5. I love them!! Thanks for sharing! My Daily 5 chart is at the back of my room and hard to read as well. This will help!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  6. These are so pretty! I always love your creations!

    Oh, and I'm no longer over at The Dalton Gang. Please follow me at my new blog!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  7. Love these!!! Thank- you so much :)

  8. I LOVE all of your work! Thanks so much for posting your reading workshop signs. I love the bright & clear signs and the flipped signs...I was wondering if you would be willing to create a "Write about Reading" sign (so students wouldn't get confused about which type of writing they will be doing at rotation time. I know you're very busy, but I'd really appreciate it!

    1. I'm sorry Jada, I will try in the future but I'm swamped in work right now and can't keep up with requests. I'm sorry!! :)

    2. I look forward to it one of these days! Thanks for all the great stuff on your site :-)

  9. Oh P.S. I am doing a Daily 5 post later this week...and I think I might have to mention your great signs!!

  10. Thank you! I don't know how you flip the signs. Would you be willing to make a video or step by step document to sell so I can make schedule signs. I have several I want to make/add but don't know how you made them. Please think about it and I'm happy to pay for your time and document. I love love your blog. A huge fan.


  11. Thank you so much! I'm quite certain my room is a replica of yours!!! Just getting the ready to launch the Daily 5 and these will be wonderful.

  12. Love your ideas on here! Question about your Work on Writing. I have been trying to fit in Readers Response and love the ideas of doing it then. When do you fit in Writing? also what do though do when the kiddos finish a book? Book talk, write about it? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Carrie, I do the Reader's Responses during Work on Writing as you mentioned. Our Writer's Workshop is a separate hour-long block during the day, so that's when I get to the other work. Usually when the kids are done reading, they are working on their Reader's Responses :) Thanks for visiting!

  13. As always, these are beautiful, my friend. Too bad I'm not teaching reading :(

    Fun in Room 4B

  14. Thank you- these are wonderful. Slowly but surely my room is being taken over by your products :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  15. Kristen..Hi, hope your year is fantastic so far..(I feel like we haven't written in SO long)
    I just started the DAily 5 . I have also only been doing Daily 3 LOL
    (thats what works in my class) Love your signs, my classroom looks fabulous because I've downloaded everything you
    make :) enjoy your weekend you are the best!

  16. These are great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. These are wonderful! I am loving having these colorful signs. I know you are busy, but was wondering if you could also make a Reading Group sign. If you have time great! If not, I understand. We are all very busy.