In 2nd grade, I usually had 6 groups or so with 3-4 kids in each. I did not meet with every group every day. I met with 3 groups a day, and sometimes an aide or parent would do another couple groups for me. Now that I've moved down to first, I really want to see every kid every day in reading group, and tried making 4 groups and having 4 rotations... it is NOT working! My low groups are too big, the kids are getting squirrely by the 4th rotation... So... I'm revamping my plan. Split my 2 low groups (11 kids) into 3 groups. Hopefully have 3 rotations in the morning, and then right after lunch when most of my lower readers are out at resource or title I, meet with my middle and high group. I usually prefer things a little more loosey goosey and not such a strict schedule, but I have so many kids with special needs, and quite a few on the spectrum, and I think they'll do better with a solid plan. Fingers crossed plan B works... I can't wait till I get a student teacher in January, and we can both pull groups at the same time!