Hi all, I am starting out my 2nd year teaching kindergarten. Last year, I struggled with classroom management and already I am in the same situation 3 weeks into the year. I have rules (that are posted and reviewed daily). I have routines that I have tried to implement and already many children are not following them. Also one of my biggest issues is children not listening when I signal their attention. I work in a difficult area, many ELL's, many behavior problems, and many students who have never been in school before. I know I should be patient but I feel like if they are already ignoring my directions and talking over me I am in for another really long year. I would love if someone could answer some specific questions - what do you do to keep students from talking over you in K?? (Some of mine just don't get it and then I have to wait for them and them I lose them all). - what are your best strategies for keeping K students on task (not playing) when they should be working? (I have so many that already say they don't like school and are deliberately off task and then some that just fool around) What do you do when you have many students with difficult behaviors who disrupt during lesson time without having to be negative? I feel like the only way mine stop is when I specifically address them and breaks up the lesson. What if my students just are not getting the procedures I teach?? I have some that just cannot independently complete any tasks.. Packing up, etc. I want to be more successful and more positive this year but already I find my students tuning me out and being disrespectful! I have behavior plans in place that I frequently reteach and it doesn't seem to make a difference. I appreciate any specific help/anything you do that keeps K kids following classroom rules and procedures. Thank you!!