When you are working with a small group or guided reading group and your students are doing independent work or stations/centers, what is your management strategy for when kids finish their independent work or have a question about their work or station? I tell the kids they can't come to me when I'm working with a group of students unless it's an emergency. I've tried various things in the past to have them do when I'm busy but they weren't as effective as I'd like. What has worked well for you and your class? I'd love to have some fresh ideas or suggestions to start the new year.