Grouping Tips

When I want to put my class in a group quickly, like for the Valentine song lesson I wrote about in my previous post, I use decorated tongue depressors.  Tongue depressors can be handed out quickly, are sturdy, and come in a variety of decorations that will enhance themes or lessons.  I have a set of jungle print ones that I love.  

A way to put your class in groups in February is using valentines.  Cut Valentines in 2 pieces.  Cut should be like a puzzle piece.  I like to use pinking shears or fancy edged scissors to make it more interesting.  Put all the pieces in a bucket or bowl.  Students draw out one piece and find their "missing piece".  This method takes more time, but it is very fun and brings a touch of seasonal fun to any lesson!

1 comment

Doris Young said...

OOOH, clever idea! I will be trying it soon. Thanks for sharing
Doris @thirdgradethinkers8