• 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…

  • DIY preschool math activities for spring
    Math,  Small Groups,  Spring

    Easy DIY Spring Math Activities for Preschool

    Not enough time for crafting your own learning games? Then let your students make them! These spring math activities for preschool are simple do-it-yourself projects your class can help you create!  Easy Number Sense Activities Just how easy are these number sense activities? Well, first of all, everything you need is probably in your supply cabinet.  Second, you won’t have to spend your entire weekend prepping for next week. And finally, your students will be over the moon excited to use all the things they helped make! These beautiful Counting Mats are my favorite DIY project! Perfect for Spring, Earth Day, or an ocean unit!  You’ll need white cardstock, blue…