• 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…

  • How to set up preschool small groups area
    My Classroom,  Small Groups

    Setting Up a Preschool Small Groups Area

    Preschool small groups are my favorite thing! I love sitting with only a few students and doing a fun activity with them. You can really get to know your students better and meet their needs when you’re at the teacher table with a small group. So let’s look at how to set up the perfect preschool small groups area in your classroom! WHERE SHOULD I PUT MY SMALL GROUP AREA? One of the most important decisions to make about your classroom layout is where to put the small group table. First of all, it’s a must to have a good view of the entire room.  Sit down at the table…