Daily 5 and Daily 3 Online

MLFNS students have been engaging in online learning since the beginning of March.  Fortunately, our schools embrace the pedagogy of Daily 5 literacy and Daily 3 numeracy and a foundational program that covers our elementary grades.  The Daily 5 literacy  and the Daily 3 numeracy programs have received critical acclaim from western education experts for a number of years as it creates a learning environment that is engaging, teacher and student driven, and improves personal learning stamina.  The

This is a daily learning task for our students that helps them improve their fundamental skill sets with literacy and numeracy.  Because of our students familiarity with the program, it has been an easy transition for them to continue to develop these critical skills online.  The following is a contribution by our downtown campus K/1 teacher Ms. Wu.  Her students have been amazing at continuing their language and mathematical development.

Teacher Monica Wu
Grade level K/1

Daily 5 and Math Daily 3

Curricular Content and Competencies Covered Through Learning Activity:

Comprehend and Connect (reading, listening, viewing)
1. Read fluently at grade level
2. Use sources of information and prior knowledge to make meaning
3. Use developmentally appropriate reading, listening, and viewing strategies to make meaning
4. Use foundational concepts of print, oral, and visual texts
5. Engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers, as appropriate, to develop understanding of self, identity, and community
6. Recognize the importance of story in personal, family, and community identity
7. Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to stories and other texts to make meaning
8. Recognize the structure and elements of story
9. Show awareness of how story in First Peoples cultures connects people to family and community

Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)
1. Exchange ideas and perspectives
2. Identify, organize, and present ideas in a variety of forms
3. Create stories and other texts to deepen awareness of self, family, and community
4. Plan and create a variety of communication forms for different purposes and audiences
5. Explore oral storytelling processes

Reasoning and analyzing
1. Use reasoning to explore and make connections
2. Estimate reasonably
3. Develop mental strategies and abilities to make sense of quantities
4. Use technology to explore mathematics
5. Model mathematics in contextualized experiences

Understanding and Solving
1. Develop, demonstrated, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving
2. Visualize to explore mathematical concepts
3. Develop and use multiple strategies to engage in problem solving
4. Engage in problem-solving experiences that are connected to place, story, cultural practices, and perspectives relevant to local First Peoples communities, the local community, and other cultures

Communicating and representing
1. Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways
2. Use mathematical vocabulary and language to contribute to mathematical discussions
3. Explain and justify mathematical ideas and decisions
4. Represent mathematical ideas in concrete, pictorial, and symbolic forms

Connecting and reflecting
1. Reflect on mathematical thinking
2. Connect mathematical concepts to each other and to other areas of and personal interests
3. Incorporate First People worldviews and perspectives to make connections to mathematical concepts


1. Communication

2. Creative Thinking
-novelty and value

3. Personal Awareness and Responsibility

4. Social Responsibility
-solving problems in peaceful ways
-valuing diversity
-contributing to community and caring for the environment (e.g. return all the materials back to where after each Daily 5 activity)

1. Communication

2. Creative Thinking
-novelty and value
-generating ideas
-developing ideas

3. Critical Thinking

4. Personal Awareness and Responsibility

5. Social Responsibility
-solving problems in peaceful ways
-valuing diversity
-contributing to community and caring for the environment

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