As a first-grade teacher, I try to keep all the materials I need right at my fingertips (for efficiency) since every minute counts in small group. So I use a lot of bins and organizer containers. Labeled bins with leveled readers are behind me on shelves. Dry erase boards/markers/erase, sentence strips/scissors, magnetic letter in baggies, guided writing journals, pencils, my lesson plan templates and running record sheets are also behind me and in a little rolling drawer organizer next to me. I try to pull 3 groups a day, but honestly, sometimes I only have time for 2. I trained my students for the first 4 weeks on how to work as independently as they possibly can so that I can give all my attention to the students at the table with me. They know to “ask three before me” if they are stuck on anything. I keep them accountable for their center time by having them write something form the center(s) they visited–just cheap steno notebooks from our district warehouse. This keeps them focused and accountable. I love your centers in a bag and so do my kids—I don’t have to prep anything! I introduce it in small group, and then they are ready to go on their own with them! I keep a timer to keep me on track and rotate my groups every 15 minutes. Without my centers there is no way that I could pull small groups every day.