Hey everyone, just wanted to vent a little and see if I could get any usefull advice. I have now been in my classroom of 12 3 yr. olds for about two weeks and boy do I have my work cut out for me if I do say so myself. There hasn't been a consistent teacher in the room for quite a long time and the kids have gone down hill. I know it will take awhile to really get them into a routine but if you can help with with ways to teach them how to respect their classmates, teachers, and classroom material it would greatly be appreciated. Right now i am using simon says for clean up and line up as well as doing an active out door circle time with races around the playground and simon says. They are also having trouble with using the centers in the classroom the right way meaning pretty much everything in the center ends up on the floor and then left. I try to reforce how to play nicely with the toys and before we go outside the kids clean up each area so it isn't left a mess but some days it is just a little caotic and the room doesn't get completely cleaned up. But hey it is a work in progress, right?