I subbed in an extremely difficult 4th grade room yesterday. The biggest problem (not the ONLY problem, just the biggest one) was the propensity for these kids to throw each other under the bus. VERY immature, very divisive... "He looked at me", "She touched my finger" "his chair tripped me". I am not exaggerating when I say that these kids were bombarding me the ENTIRE DAY with this stuff. A steady onslaught of immature first grade nonsense in a fourth grade room. So my question is - does anyone know of a way to encourage more community quickly? I don't expect these kids to be holding hands and singing kumbaya by the end of the day - but I would very much like them to lay off of each other a bit... Ideas??