Unfortunately, there is a 17:1 ratio in my class. It is impossible to sit one-on-one with every student. Therefore, our school picks two "focus students" who we give the extra push throughout the year. I began meeting with one of my focus students this week after school and we worked on patterns. Something that seems so simple to you and I; however, to this little one, patterns are difficult. After about 20 minutes of practicing, he looks up at me and says, "I get it, I get it!" The words every teacher cherishes forever!