Hi everyone! I'm in need of some major advice from all my forum teachers! We started school on Thursday this past week and have had 2 full days so far. I teach Kindergarten and 2 days before school started the Kinder teachers found out that we will have 29 students each. We have a full day kinder at our school. There are 3 classes total for Kindergarten. When we found out about out situation we wanted them to either hire a new teacher and split the classes or hire aides for us. We have no aides and the budgets don't allow for any extra money spent so we are going to be stuck like this all year. That being said, my 2 days of teaching were brutal. This is my first full year teaching and I'm soooo overwhelmed. There are so many students and they literally come in knowing nothing. When I put our projector on for a video break, they started getting out of their seats and standing in front of the white board and jumping. There's 29 of these bodies with my 2 eyes. I'm so worried! I have talked to them about class rules and expectations and I know it'll take time. But I wanted to know what's the most engaging way to get them to listen to the rules? They have a hard time listening already and this is going to my first full week. They lose interest and I want to keep them engaged in learning the procedure and routines. We read some books about back to school and I'll be reading No David this week to understand what's a good choice and bad choice. Any tips or suggestions from everyone out there that is experienced. Please help! Thank you.