I have the groups all figured out. I THOUGHT I had the center activities and seat work all figured out to keep the rest busy while I do the small group instruction.
I just can’t seem to get it to work yet. Everyday, I get all the different things going and get ready to pull groups, and I end up managing all of the activities instead. It’s like a juggling act, or one of those guys who balances spinning dishes on a bunch of poles. They just can’t seem to manage on their own. If it’s not one thing, it’s another, but I just never seem to get to the small groups. I hate this time of year when they are SO needy, and want validation for every little PART of everything they do. And there’s TOO many of them. And they aren’t even potty trained. Apparently…..
I could make the center activities easier, but then what’s the point? The stuff needs to be hard enough for growth to occur, but easy enough that they can do it without my help. It’s making me crazy.