I think the most important part of Daily 5 is the preparation. You cannot prepare enough because the systems you put in place early with pay HUGE dividends for the rest of the year!
One of the first things I did was to buy my two favorite books from The 2 Sisters:
.... and then I spent the remainder of the weekend reading them cover to cover and sticky-noting everything!!
If you start with one, start with the Daily 5-- it explicitly tells you how to setup your classroom, gives helpful management strategies, introductory lessons, and more.
There are so many wonderful classrooms and teachers out there, please don't feel you need to reinvent the wheel! The majority of my great ideas, and a lot of my confidence, came from reading other blogs, looking at videos, and seeing how other teachers manage Daily 5 in their classes!
Are there any other resources for Daily 5 that I am missing? Leave your favorite resource in the comments below, I would love to add to this list!