Hello everyone! This is a set of a variety of things to set up your groups in the lower grade levels. Our school is geared more towards collaborative group work.
What does it come with?
Table cards to set before the students have found their partners. This will help the students find the specific spot their group will be sitting in.
Pair & Share - You will need to print out a colored set, cut it, and then decide how you want the students to be grouped. The great thing about this is they will be identifying a partner/partners with the same shapes. Then they will match that shape to the specific area they will be collaborating. I included small cards, as well as bigger size cards for those that are worried their students will lose them.
Grouping Sheet for Teacher- Also included is a teacher copy where you can write down the names of the students in each group. This is great to use in your binder, but you can also cut them. From there you can place them wherever you would like. I use it sometimes in case the group needs to continue the following day. The students will look on the board so that they can remember where there group is sitting.
Rubric- Finally, this comes with a very simple rubric. It can be used with a variety of subjects where you need to pair the students. I included it in black and white as well. The students, as a group will color in the smiley face in each area. I included the group shape on the top of the rubric. This really helps me to identify the students in the group, when I have a hard time understanding their names. All you have to do is refer back to your teacher page, and you will be able to know right away who was in that group.