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Question about Managing Prep to Year 3 Class
Submitted by Josie (08-11-2012)
These are all great ideas from everybody.
I am teaching Prep to Year 3 this year and must admit I am very nervous about the management and organization of 21 children in a room ranging in ages from 4 to 8 years.
Groups of littlies need an adult with them just about all the time and with all these different age groups and the variety of needs and myself having only one pair of hands I am stressed about groups being on their own while I do a focused lesson with another group.
I have a teacher aide some of the time and with a 1-3 it would be fine but add seven preps to the mix and I am stressing out!!
Has anybody ever taught P-3 who could offer me some ideas on managing the groups?
What I mean for example, is in the case of having three different reading comprehension groups from Years 1 to 3 __ somebody needs to be with each reading group at this age. So, if I take two of the groups and float between them, my teacher-aide takes the other group, how then would I include the Preps so they are doing something constructive and making a minimum of noise??
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!