I really questioned it today. I felt like my lowest-skilled kids didn’t try, or just tried to copy down the “right answers” as if that would help them. The bright kids worked ahead or ignored me and it was hard to justify pulling them back in. There was a small group in the middle who asked good questions–but I feel like there are better ways to serve that small, self-motivated, not-quite-there-yet group than a full day of keeping everyone else busy while I can check in with them. And while I’m checking in with them other kids make farting noises or throw balled-up papers into the recycling bin.