Hello, It's a long story but I'll try to make a brief as possible. I really don't know what to do!! I have 5 classes and 3 different subjects, but this is about one specific class, all the others have the challenges I expect and can properly address. I am a long term substitute in a low ses area, the district doesn't hire the long terms subs directly b/c they would have to pay them higher rates than using the substitute agency I am employed with and just switch the subs us every couple weeks so they only have to pay the daily sub rate...With me they made an exception because they really like what I'm doing. :thumb: So I am there from 2/1 to 5/15. But their teacher has been out since November, and they have had at least 6 different subs, everyone seems to have lost count how many... The first month they were working on a "model congress" assignment that includes a field trip, so the regular teacher instructed me to allow them to work solely on that project during class for the last month. Okay, if that's what she wants. The students didn't work on the project and just talked the whole period (despite my constant reminders to work on it). Fast forward to this week when I actually get to start lesson planning and teaching!! Yea, not so much :help: Day 1: Class in general not happy that I expect them to write notes, try taking pictures with their phones instead...I address this, but it falls on def ears. Yesterday, same class the class as a whole (besides maybe 4 students) decided to collectively try everything to push me to snap, thank God I have the self discipline to not allow that to happen!! 1st a student asked me to hand something to another, upon taking it, I see it was a note and the first 3 works included the f word, I ripped it up and threw it away. She yelled at me calling me nosy and it was none of my business, I simply told her anything handed to me becomes my business and despite her retort, I dropped. 2nd a student started chanting for their regular teacher, the whole class chimed in. They saw that didn't get to me and stopped 3rd they started singing slavery song (it's a 98% african american school & I am white) I ignored that, they stopped. 4th, ask I am trying to instruct them on their assignment a student jams a pencil into the sharpener EVERY time I start speaking, this goes on for 2-3 min, despite me telling her to go back to her seat. 5th I casually walk around the room and look over at her papers to get her name (I've only been with this class for 10 day and she's never in class) and she hides her papers and says, no way-your not gonna find out my name! I keep walking, I have my ways 6th I take a student into the hall to discuss his behavior (the ring leader as it were) and I hear a screatching noise....I turn my around and the class shifted every desk about 2 feet!!! Again, I take it in stride. 7th I had the desks zip tied together (for an inclusion class that will not keep them where the belong) and somehow, they managed to cut every one off. 8th fire drill--great... 9th, I come back from the drill and a handful of student beat me back to the class (sub no keys) the teachers chair was on top of the teachers desk. I calmly put it back on the floor. At the bell I open the door for the students and stand in the hall to great the next class, their last prank was to put the chairs on top each desk before they left. Now, I know this makes me look like I am incompetent. I am sure there are things I could do differently, after all the only experience I have is student teaching middle school in a high ses area... but I must be doing something right if they pulled strings to keep me here the duration of the teachers absence instead of just letting me go after a couple weeks. I talked to the dept head and she said that really all that can be done is for her and another teacher to talk to the students and tell them they can't do that...last time she did this, it backfired and the student had gave me an even harder time. I am going to call home to the 3 specific students I mentioned and write them up but I need to know how to word the infraction so that it gets the attention it requires, this school is labeled (while I don't believe it) one of the most dangerous in the state so misbehavior usually just gets a detention. If you've read this far, thank you so much!!!!! Any and all advice is welcomed!! I can't go in on Monday as if nothing happened or else it will just get worse!!