Any ideas or tips to help kids stay quiet while getting in line? My problem isn't while we are actually walking down the hall, but it's the transition of getting up from the carpet to get to the line, and when we are all ready to go down the hall. They are so chatty, and so hands on! I need a smoother transition to get ready to go because often I have to ask two or three times for the kids to quiet down before we read the poem or am talking to several kids about keeping their hands off. I suppose we should just practice it again during a meeting time. We read a poem before leaving the classroom (hands are hanging at my sides, i'm standing straight and tall, my eyes are straight ahead, i'm ready for the hall) Ideas? I hope this was clear enough. I've been lesson planning all night so my thought process is a little choppy right now!