It has been awhile since I've posted, but frequently visit this site and LOVE IT!! I've been teaching over 30 years in CA and 20 of it has been in K. My question to you all is if you have noticed a change in this year's student's abilities, maturity, behavior, etc? Every K class in my school and many in the school's in my district have noticed how different several of these students are from previous years. Some of the biggest differences are: difficulty with self-regulating (very emotional), lack of self-help skills, lower motor skills (both small and large), very low academic skills, inability to follow simple directions, and a much lower vocabulary bank. We know that these students were mostly stuck inside during the Pandemic when they were 3/4 and missed out on attending preschool and interacting with other people. Have you noticed this with your classes and, if so, what accommodations are you or your district making to help these students? Thanks for your input.