The rest of the day goes pretty smoothly (most of the time) but I have never gotten a handle on procedures for the end of the day! We have staggered dismissal. I just hate those last 10 minutes or so of the day...it seems like no matter what I have tried it just feels like chaos...and of course that is a time that parents tend to pop in to pick up their kids. I hope they don't think the whole day is like that! At the end of the day I need the kids to pack up their backpacks and clean up their area. Some kids (usually just one or two) leave at first bell, some leave about 5 minutes later and then others 5 minutes after that. Any tips on maintaining control would be appreciated!!