Ok, this is my first year teaching. I am in second grade. I love it so far...despite the fact that I feel as though I am simply keeping my head above water. This is our second week of school...we have had 4 days of class so far. I have had the students write in their journals twice. For the most part, my students have come up with some great journal entries. Many are great at sound spelling and giving good descriptions. BUT I have a couple students who really struggle with journal writing. One in particular, I cannot understand what he is writing even when he draws a picture to accompany it. So my question is...is it ok to sit with him during journal time and help him to gather his thoughts or to sound spell with him? Any other tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!