I need some ideas on what to do with 5th graders with bad attitudes. I just finished a long-term in elementary music and am in my second week back at day-to-day subbing. I have been getting alot of requests from elementary music teachers and had a lot of days lined up months ago. I love getting to sub music but always dread the first class of the day which is always 5th grade. No matter what I do they always seem disrespectful and have terrible attitudes. Part of the problem I know is that day-to-day subbing in a special means that I somewhat have to follow the behavior system of the current teacher. Usually they leave a note telling me to let them know of any students who were a problem or send a note back to their classroom teacher. This makes it really hard because even when I tell the student that I am doing this it makes it seem like I have no authority. I never had any of these problems during my long-term. The other thing making it hard is that I have one chance to try and see what will work for a class that I have never had. If it doesn't work, I feel like I failed instead of thinking that I have another day to try something new with them. I have classroom rules and I always go over expectations at the beginning of class. I'm just looking for some new ideas on things to try. I know that most often the regular teacher that I am subbing for is also having trouble with these classes and clearly communicates that to me. However, I'm sure that these classes are in their glory when having a sub. What are some strategies that I could use?