In my new role, I will be working with small groups of students in the afternoons. I will have kids from grades 2-4 and it would be about 3-4 kids per group. I would rotate groups every 6 weeks. I’m excited about this role but it’s all very new to me. I will have a curriculum which is great and they provide all pre-tests and post-tests for the kids. I am planning on mainly following the curriculum this year since I am not an elementary teacher and it's a lot for me to learn. I have a ton of manipulatives that I want to use and I was also thinking of having the kids use dry erase markers and put some worksheets in the dry erase sleeves to make it more fun. My concern is classroom management with the younger kids, even though it is small groups. Do you think I need routines for raising hands or a signal for kids to speak? I’m wondering if I need to set up some sort of incentive system...stickers and a prize box? Since I have the kids for 6 week cycles, do you think I need to do some sort of expectation setting activity? I would love to hear what other teachers in similar positions do!