My policy for mornings is no students in the classroom before the first bell. This is at 8:05. The school opens up to students at 7:30. We serve breakfast, the library is open, paras are watching the playground. Yet I have a kid who gets here about 7:30... and sits by my classroom for a good half-hour. I've thrown a few suggestions at her and she just isn't interested. And now her mom is complaining that this girl is, wait for it, bored in the mornings. I don't necessarily always get to school by 7:30 (and my contract hours don't start until 7:45 anyway) and I have no interest in students running around my classroom. For crying out loud, the girl if bored can find something to do.