How do you utilize your time during the summer to help you prep for back to school? I have been thinking about this a lot lately (read more about this on my blog). Currently, guided groups are on my mind. I needed a system that will work for flexible groupings. See below for a Sports Themed FREEBIE.
It may seem like a silly thing to plan ahead what you will name your small groups, but you quickly run out of group names when you are trying to juggle 6 different groupings like I was at my old school. I had colors, fruit, animals, you name it!
This year, I really want to do a teamwork/sports theme, so I decided to name my guided groups after NFL, NBA, and MLB teams. To help cut down on August prep, I already made posters for the groups that I can print on cardstock, laminate, and hang on the wall so I can quickly switch up groupings using a dry-erase marker. I uploaded these posters here for FREE if you are interested.
I also like to create my own anecdotal notes forms so I can include only the information that I think is important. I create different forms every year. Sometimes I bundle them into prong folders by group and sometimes I throw them into a binder alphabetically by student. Either way, if you are like me, this is the perfect time to get creating. These forms will be the last on your list once school starts.
Hopefully these will help you! To read my full post, visit my blog. Enjoy your day!