I'm generally happy with my class. A bit low academically, but otherwise a good group. However, I've a few little issues (sorry, I feel like I keep coming here for advice.) In no particular order of problem-ness: 1. I have a morning runner. Never had one before. He clung to his mom the first day, was a bit weepy the next couple, and then seemed fine. Didn't think much of it. Now a few weeks in, he's back to his old habits and Mom can hardly get out the door. In fact, one day she just took him back home, and let him stay home the next. She doesn't speak English so communication is rather difficult, and the kid when asked says there is nothing or no one bothering him. Just doesn't want to be at school. 2. One little girl has come about 4 days. She's very low academically. I had her sister two years ago, but that was when I was hired for the last quarter and was just in survival mode. Sister had the same behavior. They are a nice enough family, and the school gets after them to come. Despite no particular big problems, the parents always have one excuse or another about why getting to school is too hard (we are a charter school with no bus system, so it is really up to the families to get there.) Anywho, the parents admit school would be best to help to her catch up, but keep asking for what the second best thing would be... and that has me at a loss. 3. One boy is just incapable of getting anything finished. I give the kids enough time that most can finish, the rest able to catch up later, but this kid just wants to talk. I moved his seat to be solo to work... he just plays. He knows he's on stuff and every now and then he tries. I'm recording this stuff, but what else is there to do?