Happy Sunday friends! This Sunday is happier than most...why you ask?! NO SCHOOL TOMORROW! Woo Hoo! Yay me! Yay President's Day!
Thank you all so much for your emails and insight on D5 and LWS. It truly is...do what is best for you and your students. The reason I began thinking about this and wanted to hear from all of you is because of my small group instruction. I wish I could say that I am a small group expert. I am not. There are things that I need to work on. I am working on it! One bite at a time :-)
I did purchase the book by Debbie Diller, " Making the Most of Small Groups." I am ready to dive in and get going and become a small group guru! You can grab your copy of the book by clicking the picture below. Let's become gurus together! :-)
I have created a few FREEBIES for you!
First, everything you need to make your own flexible small groups folder. I will try to update this post with a picture of mine when I go back to school. I glued the cover page on the front of the folder. I cut out each colored/group # section and adhered to the inside of the file folder. My schedule I glue to the back of the folder. I then print a class list onto labels, adhere to the top side (with the sticky side directly behind) of a sticky note. This way...you have the capability of moving your groups as many times as you need without having to recreate or rewrite anything!
You can get your FREEBIE by clicking the first picture below :-)
1. Glue this to the front
2. Cut each of these apart and glue to the inside of the file folder
3. Figure out when you will meet with your groups and create your own schedule. This is what mine looks like. Group #5 is my lowest group (Pre level A FP text level) I meet with them every day.
Group #4 are my instructional A's, group #3 are my independent A's, group # 2 are my B's, and group #1 are my C's.
I am working on a Literacy Small Groups Notebook! I hope to have that posted tomorrow or Tuesday! Did I mention that I don't have school tomorrow...WOO HOOO!