We have four weeks and perhaps I moved too quickly. I moved too fast to have students work in groups, to move about the room in centers. I’m getting the impression that seat work was the primary method of instructional delivery and that’s how these youngsters respond. Getting along in groups is very challenging. Never thought I’d say this, but I put the desks in rows as a result, no tables. I’m very particular about the classroom environment. Maybe I change it too much, but the dynamic is very important to me. The tables weren’t working.
But I tell you, what’s up with all the ANGER? Too young for that. Then I pretended to be a zombie during recess and chased them around. That made everything better!