Background - I'm on the cart and some of my classes have been combined due to new classrooms having to open this year to accomodate high enrollment. Does anyone have any good lessons that can be done with upwards of 35 5th graders where not all of them have proper seats? (I.e, some of them are at the computer desks, so paint or anything "messy" has been ruled out from above - yes, I know, and yes there's nothing that can be done about this). I've been doing drawing lessons but the kids are clearly bored and are starting to get worse behaviorally. One of the guidance counselors told me that according to the 5th grade teachers, I'm the only specialist that can control them, so I'd like to keep that going, although it's starting to slip a bit. One plus is that these kids really seem to do well with detail oriented projects (like when they need to color in small squares in a pattern, for example, seems to really calm them down), but some of the kids are also very low so when the projects get too complicated, half the class really struggles and there's just not enough of me to go around. I'm nearly out of ideas of motivating drawing projects and the only sculpture I'll be able to do would be no-mess projects like origami or tinfoil (unless anyone else has suggestions for no mess sculptures?) I'll probably do a little bit of collage if it seems like the kids can handle it. Luckily, I have them last, so it can be messy, just not wet.