New Year, New Small Groups

Hello friends,

We regularly set our groups right after initial assessments. Our groups can be based on skills or levels, behavior (yeah, this is a big one!), if I put him on this group it means she must be in a different group - kind of thing!, English proficiency, and many other factors. 

Well, my groups have been arraigned and after a lot of though and consideration, I have placed my 24 students in three different groups (based on all the factors above mentioned!).

We are lucky to have 3 teachers in the classroom! Three bilingual teachers! Each teacher has a group of 8 students that I have carefully selected. When it's time for us to do journaling, the journals are color-coded and labeled by groups: red, green, and blue. Once they learn how to properly use their journals, they will be able to access them on their own based on their group color.



And this is what I did!


Using color coding circle labels, I was able to place them on the spine of the notebooks (cut in half) along with the student's name. 
I placed clear packing tape on top to secure it.







This view is from the inside (back cover) of the journals. Using a thin ribbon, I cut around 5-6 inches long and secure it with duct tape on the inside part of the back cover. This system will save you time!
Using this little ribbon is easy. Once the student finish using the journal, will turn the page and place the ribbon and close it! The next time, the student will only have find the ribbon and open the journal.
This will avoid skipping pages and save time!



This is my final product! I place all my journals on a plastic crate for easy access. When the student learn their group color -  
the placement of the name AND color-code will help find it easily!




Keep learning,

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