Hi, I'm a second year special ed teacher and I need some help! Last year I taught a self contained first grade class but this year I am the Resource Room teacher and teach K-5. I am having some issues with my fifth grade group. They are becoming sixth graders. They are SO mean to each other sometimes, criticizing about little things, whispering secrets to each other, etc. They actually have all progressed a lot academically. I think they really need some lessons in how to act, how to be nice, and how to treat each other! I have the freedom and time to do this with them, so I'd like to try some activities that might help with this. Does anybody have any activities, games, etc that are appropriate for fifth graders that will help with the way they treat each other--ie, themes of respect, friendship, etc. Everything I have from last year is too babyish for them. They are pretty street smart kids and to me seem more like 8th graders! Any help, resources, advice are greatly, greatly appreciated!