I wish I didn't wait so long to read it because this book has put it all together for me! If you haven't read it, start now. Seriously. My mind is so full of ideas, excitement, and all the missing pieces are filled. At first I wasn't sure about the mini lessons of the Daily 5 and how my small groups are going to look exactly but this book fills in all those gaps! Every time I look at the book now I think of like heavenly music coming out of it because it really answers all my questions!
So enough of my excitement, I'll be implementing the CAFE Menu that will look something like this but totally different headings/colors/everything:
Being the OCD/matchy-matchy teacher I am, I created a heading and reading strategy cards for my CAFE board that match my classroom decor.
I also made reading strategy cards from the CAFE menu with some pictures. They are color coordinated with the C, A, F, and E colors. So C and E are unfortunately both blue.
Here are a few..
If you'd like your own copy of these headers and reading strategy cards you can download them for FREE in my Teacher's Notebook store here.
I have a Teachers Pay Teachers store but I won't be using it and I can't figure out how to delete it. I'll be strictly using Teacher's notebook so please follow me there. I'll posting all my freebies in my store soon for you to also check out. :)
My boyfriend made chocolate cupcakes last night and we didn't have any frosting. So I created some peanut butter frosting from scratch using this super easy recipe found here. They turned out to be DELICIOUS, as in can't stop eating, they are most gone delicious.
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I'd highly recommend downloading the CAFE header/strategy cards then make these ASAP.