Hello everyone, I'm a first year teacher and i'm teaching a life skills classroom. I have ages 14-22. Most students are in 12th grade or beyond while 2 are in 9th. They both need more academics to meet their goals and the upcoming standardized test that they will need to take this year. However, I'm stumped on what to do! Anyone have any suggestions on how I try to multi-task and teach these kiddos academics (very low level academics) while the older ones their functional skills? Did i mention my paras aren't overly helpful? I mentioned splitting into small groups so I can do 1:1 or 2:1 for the younger kids and these ladies looked at me like i had 5 heads. It's only the second week but since services haven't started yet and we don't have the go ahead to go into the community, I'm at a loss and so overwhelmed. It gets better being a first year teacher...right??