Last week was my first year teaching in a first grade classroom. I have 30 students. The class is completely chaotic - to the point where I can barely teach! I would say about half the kids are bad and have the kids are well behaved. The class gets so out of control all the time. Most of the kids DO get upset when I tell them they are misbehaving or I reprimand them, but still nothing works. For my behavior plan, each student starts with 3 froggies. When they misbehave, they lose a frog and they continue to lose their frogs. If they improve, they can earn back a frog. If they have a perfect week of 3 frogs, they can choose a prize from the prize box on Friday. Their parents also will get a record of how many frogs they had each day. I also have "Caught Being Good" Tickets that studenst get if they are behaving exceptionally well. I also have a class reward chart where they get a sticker on their chart if the class behaves well as a whole/does something good. I also have charts like that for each group - where if a group does well, they get a sticker for their group chart. Anyway - none of that works for a lot of the kids. It is literally anarchy half the day and if I take their frogs or implement any of my behavioral plans, they still are loud and crazy. Sometimes, if I move a child to another table/desk, they just walk right on back to their original seat. Many children just don't listen! If I pull a child out of line, they go right back into line! My P tells me that it's not my fault and it's just an out of control bunch.. but I can't even teach! He claims it will get better, but I don't know what to do. We can't get through ANY activities. Apparently, last year in Kindergarten, the teacher had no behavior management and it was pretty much a free for all.. so I think that is part of the issue. And that there are SO many of them! Anyway, it is really hard and miserable. I go home in tears and I almost want to cry AT school. Any advice at all???