HI! How do you folks do journaling time in the beginning of the year? I am having students copy beginning of sentences off of the board. I then help them sound out the ending of the sentence-which they are not ready for yet, but I don't want them to rely on me to spell everything. They raise their hands when they are done. I didn't want them to all come to my desk and a long line would start. Either I am really slow or something, but so many hands are raising at the same time. Students are wasting valuable time just raising their hand and waiting. There is just me in this Kindergarten class. What do you folks do to not have students wait so long and what do you do with early finishers? These questions can also be applied to worksheets as well. When they are finished, they raise their hand and I come and help them/correct their work and students are waiting for a while.