I am a big fan of using time wisely and making transition time smooth and quick! I stole this lovely idea from a colleague at my school last year and it made my partnering/grouping go so quickly! The kids know who their partner is and what part of the room to go to so less time is wasted!
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Genius. I know...
Unfortunately, I can't take the credit, but I did want to share with you all in case you haven't seen them before.
I post these on the whiteboard at the front of the room so I always have it right in front of me.