• Small group lesson title
    Organization,  Small Groups

    Teaching a Small Group Lesson

    You’ve organized your small group supplies, pinpointed the skill you want to work on, and decided how to group your students. Now it’s time for teaching a small group lesson! Planning a Small Group Lesson Small groups are a personal, more intimate way to teach so start the planning process by considering the needs of each student in the group.  Ask yourself these questions as you plan: Do I need to reteach something first? Is there a skill the children need BEFORE I teach this lesson? Will all groups be doing the same activity but on different levels? What book, game, or song might be a good introduction to the…

  • organizing small groups
    Organization,  Small Groups

    Organizing Small Groups Supplies

    You’ve set up the small group area and now you need to figure out how to make it functional! What do you need and where does it go? Find the solution with my system for organizing small groups supplies! Small Group Supplies for the Teacher A ten-drawer rainbow cart in the small group area is a teacher’s best friend! It doesn’t take up too much space but holds a ton of stuff. First, dedicate a drawer for your teacher supplies. This drawer can house scissors, pens, highlighters, sticky notes, tape, and more.  Having these items within reach when you’re doing small groups is more efficient than getting up and walking…

  • Five for Friday,  Organization,  Resource Room

    Five for Friday-My Resource Room

     This week’s Five for Friday is all about my Resource Room!    I’m super proud of this space and know how fortunate I am to have a place dedicated exclusively for my teacher resources!  Let’s go on a tour!    First, let me tell you this room wasn’t part of the original floor plan of our basement.  Our basement is large and finished but sorely lacking in organized storage spaces. We thought about simply building a wall of shelves at the far end and hiding them behind a curtain or sliding closet doors.  A contractor we’ve used on several home projects suggested we build a wall a few feet out from the shelves and…