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Keep small groups on task with this helpful pocket chart. With pockets large enough to hold folders with group materials, this pocket chart will help your small groups run independently. Easily group and regroup students by simply moving their name sticks.
Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends.
Classroom management::Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;