I hate the end of the day...It just seems so chaotic and I'm not sure how to go about changing it. I would love to hear how everyone handles the end of the day in their classroom. How much time do you give the students to get ready to go? This is what we do.. about 10 minutes before the dismissal I have the kids write in their agendas, pass out important papers to go home, get their backpacks and pack up. I think I need to go to 15 minutes so the classroom jobs can get done. It feels so rushed with 10 minutes and 15 minutes seems like too much time. My room is calm all day long and then all heck breaks loose at the end of the day..