My crew is still a tough bunch. My crew is still fighting the limits but slowly coming around. I'm bending and adjusting and learning.
Last week I decided to strictly teach in small groups to this bunch. For reading and math I teach six at a time. Once a week I teach whole group. While I teach the group of six, others are busy with seat work, novel studies, literacy centers or intervention. I almost feel like I have new crew. Almost, not quite...
Things went so well that on Wednesday we sorted and classified (sort of) snacks foods. They loved it.
Today they got in big trouble in the cafeteria and spent the afternoon in quiet work. No fun-stuff-Friday for them.