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Old 12-12-2011, 02:39 AM
 
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Our math (Investigations) has asked for my kids to work in groups of 2 or 4 for most of the year. Unfortunately they can't handle it! I've modeled until I am blue in the face, but my kiddos still do what they want, don't share, or fight and argue. I've stopped trying and have modified games so that they play me, not a partner.
It's sad, but I've had this problem when I've taught 2nd and 3rd grade, although I had better luck with 3rd grade towards the end of the year. They don't seem to know how to play a game and take turns, wait for their turn, or pay attention to what the others in their group are doing. Playing video games is such a solitary activity and that seems to be what most of my kids do after school. Maybe that is part of the problem.


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