I struggle with this every year; I have good procedures in place until the end of the day. School ends at 2:30. Safety patrol members have to leave at 2:20. I try to teach until 2:25 or so. Homework is listed on the board and I check planners. The problem comes when I dismiss tables to get coats and backpacks - it gets so LOUD I can't think! What do all of you do?