The groups worked fine--but seven kids seem to find more of ability to talk during "work time" than I like.
Three weeks later I have already made adjustments to four groups. Two groups of six and two groups of four. Still using the bookshelf holders. I've begun angling the desks toward the board.
Six.days.later. Now we lost those baskets again but have four groups of five kids each. I remember--each child now is labeled a day of the week within the group. On Mondays--the Monday kids are the table captains, paper hander outers, desks cleaners, etc.
Last day in December before our Christmas break. Two fours, two sixes and ...
The room awaits January 3rd with the
sixteenth new arrangement. Four groups of five desks--but three facing the board and only two on the sides. Desks angled. Book baskets in close proximity.
We. will. see.. . try... get it right!