What a difference it makes having grade 2's in the class. The stamina that they have built up in grade 1 is great. They are wonderful role models for the grade 1's. I was able to pull three of the grade 1's to do a letter recognition and phonological awareness assessment. Soon we will be able to start guided reading groups! Usually we are well into October before we reach this point. I can feel already that this year is going to be an awesome year for Daily 5!