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Monday, October 29, 2012

GROUPS Acronym

The first year I began teaching, one of my teammates shared with me this fantastic acronym for GROUPS.  I thought I would post it and share it with you all. I have always had it hanging in my room, and have created small versions to hand out to students before they begin group work.  Some kiddos even get to have one taped onto their desk. :)

I didn't create the acronym (though I have changed a few of the words over the years), but I will never have a classroom without it! I usually introduce it during morning meeting and we chat all week about what each of these ideas looks like and sounds like.

Edited to add:  After this poster has been pinned thousands of times, I decided to share a printable version of the poster.  Download your freebie HERE.


  1. I am your newest follower :) What a great blog you have! I need to find time to blog more... how do you make time to blog so often?? Any tips, tricks??

    Wishful Teaching

    1. Hi Sarah! I pretty much only blog about what I'm doing in the classroom right now, so that makes it a little bit easier. :)

  2. This is such a great poster! I have never seen this acronym before.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  3. Oh! I got it Really great work with the content. I love this way to work on. I will discuss with my dearest and nearest concerning the topic. Sure, I will wait for more posts like this. Thanks a lot……..

  4. Hi Mary! I love this anchor chart! I featured it on my collaborative blog today and I hope that brings your page some love too! :) Here is the post.
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom

  5. Love your GROUPS acronym poster!! I've had it downloaded for awhile but can't remember what size it is supposed to be. Could you let me know? I'd love to have it up for the first day of school. Thanks sooooo much for sharing!