In my 1st grade intensive reading group, three (out of four) kids can not/will not focus. C. is a little girl in Special Ed who is constantly playing with her hair, turned around watching everyone else, feet in the seat, won't follow along, etc, etc. She has trouble but does pretty well when she tries. T. is a little boy who repeated kindergarten so this is his third year in school. He still only knows about 50% of the alphabet. He has great comprehension skills but he's so busy worrying about everyone else that he won't keep up. D. is a little boy who has an attitude problem. When he comes to my table, he doesn't want to sit where I ask him to and when I finally get him to sit there, he hangs about half his rear off the chair or slides two feet back from the table. Then when I finally have enough and get on to him good, he pouts, puts his head down and covers his ears to pretend he can't hear me. When I finally coax him into sitting up, he won't keep up, migrates his chair away from the table, etc. Then the cycle starts over. Have you had these type of children? What did you do for them? Help! I can feel my blood pressure rising when it's time for them to come to my table!!