Today was my 2nd day subbing and it was a nightmare! I subbed for a 4th grade class that I felt I had no control of. From the begining of the day to the end it was not stop talking! They talked with each other loudly all day long and I could not get them to stop. There was plenty of work to do & I followed the normal routine. I tried bribing them with extra recess, gave points for quiet tables(even if they were quiet for a short time), and followed the teachers discipline plan as far as consequences, but nothing seemed to work. I have taught 2nd grade for 4 years in a private school but never had troubles like this. Needless to say- I don't think they learned a thing today as I was really unable to teach over the noise & disruption. I really don't know if it is just part of subbing or is it my teaching methods- could really use some input!