Or anything for that matter. I teache second grade.I have been in many second grade classes, both in the very beginning of the year and mid year and the kids have been able to copy both homework and notes. I am in my second week, but only the 2nd full day. My class is unable to write ANYTHING I write on the board. It has been taking my class close to 25 minutes to write 3 sentences of homework. I even put it up first thing in the morning, so all they have to do is write it in their homework notebook. At least half the class is unable to do that. I then put it up again at the end of the day and have 3 or so students who sit there and do NOTHING, say they can't copy it or my ADHD kid who is bouncing off the walls at that point so I end up copying the homework for him and about 3 other students who either can't or refuse to copy anything from the board. I am loosing my mind bc it's going over into my lessons. Even to get them to copy a defenition, like, what a plant is, it will take about 20 mintues to copy down one sentence. I am beginning to think the first grade teacher never had them copy down a single thing since one parent appoproached me asking where the homework sheet is. I also had about 5 students who are unable to turn the page themself, or if I say turn to page 5 they will sit there fumbling through their pages of stay on page 80 not following long. I have one child who has fell ASLEEP 2 days in a row. Another girl and hardly read and can not even say the word "was" and sit there nostop talking to the kid next to her. They sit in desks that are connected. This is the also another teachers in my schools niece. Please help!!