I just finished week 2, day 2, and I think we're all ready to be done! I have 4th grade (going into 5th) remedial reading. My first class has 9 kids, and my second class has 4 kids (90 minutes for each class). My day typically looks like this: -Warm up activity (10 min) -Explain independent work (5 min) -Guided Reading Groups (45 min)-I meet with 3 groups for 15 minutes each. The rest of the kids are doing Read to Self for 15 minutes and then some other sort of activity. I have a book of Guinness World Record articles with corresponding questions that I have been copying for them to do. -Break (5 min) -Sharing of some sort (10 min)-Going over Guinness Book article, for example -Read aloud (15 min) I just feel like everything is so blah and boring. Part of the problem is that I'm a kindergarten teacher teaching 5th-graders, and I really don't know what is age-appropriate for them. I just feel like I want to make things more fun. The thing is, however, it is remedial reading and I do have to provide individualized instruction. So, I'm doing a lot of small-group and one-on-one conferring. While I'm doing that, the other kids have to be doing something, so it has been mostly just independent reading. I also feel like I'm maybe not holding them accountable. I work closely with them during small groups and our class read-aloud, but their independent reading time is pretty relaxed. However, I'm worried that they aren't applying their strategies, and I don't know how to keep track of that. Gosh, I swear I am NOT cut out for 5th-graders! Any advice is greatly appreciated!