Fellow 3rd grade teachers........ I am curious how well behaved your class is this year. It seems that the group I have this just doesn't seem to compare to any other. Lots of behavior issues, social issues, MANY students on IEP's for other reasons besides learning disabilities. I know that sometimes certain students with needs get put with specific teachers, but I find it odd at the high number of behavior issue/high maintainance in my grade level this year. I've even had siblings of some of my students in the past and they were not nearly as "crazy" as this group. I have pondered the possibilites of what may have contributed to this. Did McDonald's have extra hormones in their burgers that pregnant women were eating? I also know that this group is made up of 9/11 babies...... Hmmmm. Something to think about. I am curious about other 3rd graders around the country. Those of you that teach 3rd grade, how is your class this year?