I am having behavior problems with my class and was hoping to receive some advice and suggestions. I work at a school where the teacher in the previous grade has admitted to having no structure, order, or routine in her classroom. She coddles the students and talks baby talk to them. As a result, the students in my class have no idea how to behave in a classroom. I started out the year teaching one rule per day. We discussed the importance of each rule and they wrote about it. However, nothing seems to stick with this class because they were never expected to do anything (even taking a book out of their desk is a challenging task that can take up to five minutes to complete). Last year their day consisted of playing with toys, eating snacks, laying on the floor, and being given stickers. Many of the standards in the previous grade were not even covered, so along with trying to correct behavior, I am trying to teach them what they should have learned last year in addition to this year's curriculum. Their previous teacher instilled the belief that school is a place of free time where it is acceptable to scream out and crawl around on the floor (I correct this every time, but they just don't care). This way of thinking seems to run so deep and I am at a loss for what else to do. I have a marble jar but they don't care about earning marbles. I have taken minutes away from their free time, but it doesn't bother them. The parents at my school have been contacted, but do not seem to care much either. I am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance. In the spirit of full disclosure, there are three students who actually behave appropriately. Due to this, I have been trying to avoid whole class consequences since these particular students were not the ones breaking the rules or acting out. I feel bad when I have to stop our daily read aloud that they were enjoying because everyone else was misbehaving and not paying attention.