I don't think I'm managing my split very well. The second grade reading tests came back low, and now I'm just completely discouraged. I'm trying to teach as many things together as possible, but second grade and third grade really don't have a lot in common. I'm thankfully getting help with math, but reading is just tough. I try to get get the second graders started on something independent, but they just completely struggle to stay independent. They want to ask questions about things they could probably ask someone in their group about. I just find myself being kinda mean and snappy sometimes, and that's not me. I'm not usually like that. It's not their fault they're in a split. I don't want to make this miserable for them, but I feel like they kinda are. Does anyone have any suggestions? Anything would be better than what I have now. Right now, I'm lost on what to do. I really have no idea. Everything I try isn't working. :/ I was thinking of doing a modified choice menu type thing. Where they have to complete a task each day, while I'm teaching the other grade. I don't know. Right now, the second graders have three rotations, and that occurs with music. They struggle to rotate by themselves, which is why I don't really want them to rotate. They get too loud and it takes way to long for them to rotate. They, also, start fighting with one another. They're frustrated, because I'm frustrated too. I just want to make this work, but I really don't know how.