Since I only see each group once a week I needed a good way to organize what we are doing! That is where the daily 5 binder came along!! I plan for my small groups in the binder and then I just grab the binder whenever I need something!
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Then, I have a folder for each group. The folder is the color that I call their group. Inside the folder I keep any papers that we will need when they come to me that week, books they will need, or any extra supplies just that group needs. This makes it easy because I just flip to their folder and am instantly ready for what we are learning in that group!
I like to keep group note sheets in each folder, as well. I take notes on students that have mastered skills or need help. I also have a quick running record area if I need to take notes on a student!
The last thing I keep in my daily 5 binder is for my students. On Monday, I have students fill out these sheets so they know where they go all week. I find if they just fill it out on Monday the rest of the week goes much smoother! (I have group sheets for if you do 3 or 5 rotations a day, as well)