I just found out that I will be teaching a K/1st grade combo class in the fall. I did this for half a year before, and am not afraid to admit that it needed to go better. That said, I am having difficulty figuring out exactly how to fix it. The biggest problem was how dependent the kinders are. I am reading the Daily 5 book, I think that might help to get them working independently. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, last time I taught the curriculum as if they were separate classes. It was a planning & time management nightmare. I am thinking about doing the large group instruction to the first grade material and doing small groups by ability. The good thing is there are only 10 kids right now (7 1st & 3 K), and I had six of the firsties last year, so I know them well. Anyone ever teach this kind of class? Have any suggestions?