I love my small group time in the classroom. So much learning happens in small groups, because I can work with students at their level in a way that speaks to them. But it can take so much planning and time to prepare. That’s why I have these Editable Math and Literacy Kindergarten Small Group Planning Templates that I think will really help you out.
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Kindergarten Small Group Planning Templates
Small group planning can be overwhelming. You have to plan lessons for many different groups of students with lots of different needs.
But as always, I think a lot of times we make it harder on ourselves than we have to! Simplicity is really key in most things in the classroom, and we often overcomplicate it.
That’s why I love these planning templates. Much like the Editable Math and Literacy Center Planning Templates, I use these templates to help me plan a snapshot of what I will do with my small groups for the week.
Using the Templates for Small Group Success
I use these templates to map out who I will have in each group. I also map out the skill and/or activity I want to use. This is pictured in the sample below.
This is certainly not set in stone. It changes all the time. That’s why I love that this is editable. If you are a techy person, you can certainly type this out right in the template. Or, if you are a sticky note and pencil kind of person, you can print this out and write on it.
I personally like to write on mine, so I can erase, cross things out, draw arrows, and make notes.
Here is one quick teacher tip for you that I learned from much trial and error. Keeping all of this organized can be a bear, but one thing I found very helpful was having a small group bin.
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I simply look at my planning sheet each morning to see what I will need for small groups that day. I stick all activities, recording sheets, manipulatives, a notes sheet for me, and my planning sheet in the bin, and I’m set to go for the day!
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