Since coming back from Christmas break, my kids have been HORRIBLE! They have started ignoring me, and disregarding everything I say. I tell them to get quiet, they continute to talk or to talk out or interrupt me. During a whole group lesson, I'll have half the class leaning on their chairs (and I have had them stand), not paying attention, talking, interrupting. It seems the consequences don't matter anymore. (They have to run at recess or sit out in the hall in inside recess). I started a ticket system where they get extra tickets if I see positive behaviors (and also take tickets away), besides the fact that they have a frog that they move up and down on a color. I changed from getting a toy every day (b/c it was getting expensive), to doing a sticker chart and when it is filled, they get a toy. There are times I either want to start crying or just all out yell at them, which I can't do either! I am just so frustrating, and thinking about calling in sick tomorrow to get a break from them, which I know is terrible. Do you have any suggestions?