We are on week 4 Small Group Organization of the 2017 Classroom Organization Challenge Series. Janice from Prek Partner and Kate from ECSE Fun has joined me to bring you our organizational tips and tricks.
This week’s organization challenge is focused on small group. Small group rotation is a staple in most preschool classroom, but it can be tough keeping up with all the needed supplies to pull small group off.
When planning for small group, I like to plan for a variety of skills, but that means that I need to have a lot of supplies readily available for each group to be able to pull off all activities with little or no frustration.
How we like to organize for our small groups:
We like to keep everything organized by colors. Each group has its own designated color and everything linked to that group is in that color.
Each group has their own supply of
Each small group has its own supply caddy (made out of a wine carriers) with different types of writing tools and scissors. This helps to give children choices.
Each group writing caddy has its own supply of
We have five different activities each week. Each activity basket has the needed materials for that days activity.
At the end of the day we rotate the activity to the next group.
Each week I plan five small group activities in the areas of...
Week 4 Small Group Check List
Print out the small group checklist to help you stay on top of the organization process.
I have broken it down into small steps each day to get you the result with little frustration.
Don’t forget to share your progress with us on Instagram. The challenge hashtag is #2017tptprekchallenge or you can tag us so that we can follow along and give encouragement along the way.
We will also be sharing on Facebook so join the conversation and share your progress along the way.
Don't forget to hop over to PreK Partner and Fun in ECSE to gain some more organizational ideas on how to run and set up small groups in your classroom.
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