Do you LOVE the choice and independence that The Daily Five offers, but sometimes cringe when you see some the activities that your students choose to do? These charts are great to hang up near your Work on Writing and Word Work activity areas. Simply jot down the "Need to" activity your students need to quickly get done before they move on to the activity of their choice, and it's a win-win situation! After a quick activity of your choosing, your students get to work what they want!
For Work on Writing, for example, you might jot down "Rainbow write your spelling words 3 times" on the "Need to" Chart. The kids quickly complete this task, and then move on to their favorite activity.