The way our schedule is we come in at 8:00 and then we go to gym at 8:30. We have announcements/pledge some where in there not ever at the same time. Plus we have all kinds of stragglers coming in so it is really really hard to teach at this point in the day. This past year I used learning videos and actually letting the kids talk to build language skills. I usually led the conversation so it did have some meaning and we would work on oral language skills and vocabulary. Something our kids desperately need. This year though I want to incorporate some other ideas. Not sure what so I am asking for help. Any ideas would be welcomed. So bring on the ideas.