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I would do as Kahlua
Old 10-22-2018, 09:01 AM
 
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suggests as well re: Daily 5--Don't do the centers or stations that require laminating, cutting, cutesy artsy stuff. Do authentic work--work on writing, word work, your small group, and computers to start. You can adjust it up or down later. (Word work can be spelling work too.)

Organize your students by those who need the most small group instruction and those who need you the least. If a student is pulled at that time, they are getting small group elsewhere, right? Don't stress about that.

If you really feel Johnny needs small group with you at least twice and gets pulled often, put him on the schedule first when you know he will be there. Those who do not get pulled can be more flexible. Also remember that you can adjust the size of the groups. If a student needs more of you, and you cannot figure out how to see him more minutes, make his group smaller so he gets more 1:1 during your small group.

Don't get caught up in thinking that all groups need to be equal--train your students to move at a bell/sound/tone rather than a timer. This way, if one small group only needs 10 minutes and the next twenty minutes, you are in control of that.

If they are doing authentic work, it won't matter what time frame you give them. To save your sanity, you could also have a set time of the last 5? 7? 10? minutes for EVERYONE to "wrap up"-- work on any unfinished tasks so you have that many minutes to make notes, document stuff, organize stuff for the next time.

It is doable but may take some training of the students.
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