I am going to lay it on the line here and tell you that I tend to let too much slide. I am moving from 3rd to 2nd and I am determined to have a little more control over my kids. We always learn a lot and I have outstanding observations and parent reviews, but my kids push the limits and I tend to let more and more slide as the year goes on. Here's the question. How tough do you be on those first few days? I apparently need to tighten my rope. Other teachers say they are super tough in the beginning and then don't have much trouble after that. We have a card flipping system in 2nd grade. What types of behavior do you not worry about and give a simpe reminder for, and what do you have them flip a card for? I don't want to be a mean troll and like having a good relationship with my class, but I have to find a better balance. Suggestions would be very much appreciated!