Hi. I just recently got hired to teach 5th grade Social Studies, Science, Reading and Writing. Our school has already been in session 9 weeks. The reason I got hired on so late was the enrollment #'s kept going up and they were finally able to approve the budget for a new teacher. I have a mixed bag of students. Some seem to be on grade level, a few are ELD and maybe even above. I have taught 4th in the past but that was at a private school where all the kids were at grade level. I'm thinking I will have to have groups related on skill level, etc. I am a bit overwhelmed because the school year is already under way. I don't want to shortchange my students and just do minimal lesson planning to get by. I struggle with making science and social studies interesting. Wondered if you all had any suggestions? Thanks.