Okay I just need to vent. My school has started guided reading groups 1st-5th grade. So the kids in my groups range from 2-5th grades. Sounds like a great idea right? Well, at least once a week reading groups are getting canceled becuase of one reason or another. When this happens we all have to keep our own classes for the hour and half. This is a huge problem when I find out 5 min berforehand that instead of reading groups, I am going to be keeping my 20 2nd graders. Are there any ideas of what I could do with them on such shot notice? I know I should have a bag of tricks but I am running out and still a new teacher. If you have any suggestions I welcome them all.