OK - we're finished with week three and I'm so scared my kids are already failing! I've talked to them about their grades, and how important they are. If they fail 2nd grade, they will have to do it again next year. They just don't seem to care. I know they know how to do the work, but they just don't want to take their time and think about their answers on tests, seatwork, anything! And reading directions? When I ask them to find the directions on their page they have no idea what I'm talking about. They want to talk and play around and they just keep getting in trouble for that. We are already so behind in our curriculum that I feel like if I slow down to really teach them how to read directions, and do the activities then I'm going to be even further behind, but if I don't do that then they will never get it. I don't know what to do.