I need help with my 5th Graders! Any advice at all would be appreciated!!! Here's what's going on... I teach K-5 music and have two sections of 5th grade. I started teaching at this school last February when these kids were in 4th grade and things haven't really changed much with them. One section usually does okay. They are not extremely gifted musically but they at least make an effort to try to do what I ask usually. The other section is rude, disrepectful, and lazy. They are kinown through the entire school for being this way too! This is my problem... 5th grade has a concert in February. We've been working on stuff since the beginning of the school year since I think that a concert should show what the kids have learned for the year. I've tried to choose music that would be interesting but also educational for them. This one section just sabotoges everything! Whenever we sing, there are at least two boys who try to sing in weird voices to make it sound bad. There are also about five boys who stand there rolling their eyes. It doesn't matter what we sing. They always do it! I also usually have the kids draw pictures to illustrate one song for each concert. I then take these pictures and scan them to make into a powerpoint to show behind them during the song. I'm having 5th grade sing "America the Beautiful" and illustrate pictures to show on a powerpoint while they sing. They're drawing American landmarks. I've always thought that this was a nice way to include all of their talents. In the past, I've had kids volunteer to do this. They turn them in and I choose the best ones to include. When I talked about it today with this class, I only had ONE kid who took paper to work on it! When I talked to them about doing their fair share and not shoving this off on the other class, they said they didn't care. I just don't know what to do with these kids. It would be bad enough to have to tolerate this class but I have to do a concert with them trying to ruin it for the nicer class. I don't expect all of them to show up though. I had a kid today tell me that he never goes to the concerts and hasn't decided if he's coming. I just don't even get it and I dont know what to do! Any advice would be helpful!!!