Hello Pre-K, What does Small Group look like in your classroom? I thought I was doing it right. Four children at a table. DI - Teacher-led activity based on the theme/lesson. It’s intentional teaching that focuses on a skill you want to develop, or master. It can also include s Food Experience. Now that NAEYC is heading our way, the administrators are walking around changing everything!!! My director told my co-teacher that she can’t sit down during Small Group. She should put materials out, invite a few children over and walk away! That sounds like Free Play at the Art or Writing Area! Okay, you can introduce and explain the lesson, I get that. But will the kids know what to do?? How can you guide or assess your children like that? Thinking of our ‘active’ little ones, and I see chaos ahead. Isn’t that a mess waiting to happen? What are your thoughts?