The kids are in different groups different weeks, depending on their ability for that particular skill level (I guess what I'm trying to say is "Don't worry, the low kids aren't always together in the low group.")
This week, I'm with the "low" group in math and we're working on very basic counting skills.
So there I am, sitting at a table with five children who are all struggling in this area. "Alana" (the kiwi girl) is sitting on my right. I've already had to redirect her eighteen times in a two minute time span. She's supposed to be counting out unifix cubes to match the number on a card. She even has the Resource Room teacher sitting on her other side.
I look over, and she's holding one of her boots upside down, convinced there's a crayon inside. (There was. Don't ask.)
I look over later, and she's talking to someone completely invisible. (Either that, or I was witnessing some kind of psychotic episode.)
I look over a third time, and she's placed a unifix cube on the tip of each of her fingers, as if they were fake nails.
The other teacher and I kept glancing at each other. In the midst of this frustrating situation, we used the best coping mechanism we have at our disposal: laughter!!
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