I'm looking for advice, because my class is driving me crazy. I have a few students who are CONSTANTLY silly. They honestly cannot really do anything throughout the day like a normal human being. Walking? Nope, they stomp and make faces. Eating snack? They eat with a "silly" chomp. Listening to a story? They have to find some obnoxious, rude thing to comment on and shout out about, so that everyone will laugh at them. Every. Single. Thing they do is silly. I've tried pointing out to them that a few people may laugh at them, but most kids are annoyed and frustrated. I make them go back and walk again, send them to their table spots. I've even sent them into the hallway, because I am so frustrated with them. The other problem is that my class as a whole is very disrespectful. If a supervisor talks to them in the lunchroom about behaving inappropriately, they laugh. In art class last week, one student was sticking her middle finger up at other students (she "didn't know what it meant"). In art class this week, the teacher had to have a class discussion, because they were using the word "pussy" in a derogatory way. I have talked to parents. I have given "minors" (our PBIS consequence). I've talked to these students one on one. I've tried behavior charts. We've had class conversations. They just don't seem to care. I'm at a loss. I keep hearing from other teachers that my class is so disrespectful. And they are. I'm at my wits end. These kids are very smart, and they are playing me. Honestly, at the beginning of the year I was told how amazing and sweet this group of 2nd graders was, so probably wasn't as hard on them as I should have been. I wish I would have known then what I know now, because I would have come down harder on some kids from the beginning. Does anyone have any character ed ideas or something? I thought about doing a character/team building activity every Friday maybe, to teach them the importance of being respectful to one-another. Help!