I had one student withdraw over the break. The other 15 were here with bells on. I changed the way we did math. Rather than have the students on the carpet. They are staying at their desks. The reason was I had some cool ideas and kept running into – but that is going to be hard/impossible to do on the carpet. With the students at their desks, they can work together and have a surface for their manipulatives and to write/solve problems.
I think this will keep them more engaged in the activities. Also I can walk around an see what they are doing. They enjoy writing on their desks with dry erase markers.