Hey, everyone. This is my second week ever teaching my own class, and I just need.....reassurance. Everything was great last week, and even yesterday was good. Today has been so stressful! Nothing awful happened, but my kids just aren't listening. I'm team teaching with a two hour block, and because of all of the chatting, we didn't get to social studies. It took all of our time to do ELA. During reading centers, everyone was too chatty, so I made them go back and work quietly at their desks (which they did), but I felt defeated. I had some really fun stuff for them to do today, and they were just too chatty....and several kids said they didn't know what to do, even though I said like 5 times "If you are in Group 1 you're silent reading, group 2 is independent work, etc." They aren't listening! Then, as a class, we talked about main idea/details, and everyone seemed to get it. We also talked about complete sentences, and everyone seemed to get it. We did a self-assessment, and everyone seemed to get it. I handed out the graphic organizer and told them to do it with this week's story?.......No one knows what to do. I have half finished assignments being turned in. I gave them 30 minutes, and one kid wrote one sentence. I did have them all sit with me during recess until it was complete....but what's the deal? I'm trying to stick with my guns when it comes to classroom management, and I feel like behavior overall is fine. It's just being chatty during transitions and then not using their time wisely to get work done. Any words of wisdom, or reassurance?