Hi everyone, Need some input here...in a perfect world, my 20 preschoolers wouldn't need to line up quietly and walk quietly down the hall several times a day. Unfortunately, we are in an elementary school and have a little distance to walk for outside, specials, lunch, etc. I have cut down on transitions as much as possible BUT... One of my sections this year is so LOUD! They can't even hear me give directions. None of my tricks are working. I've tried preteaching and practicing, singing a song, using cute ideas like bubble gum mouths and marshmellow toes, but I am running out and the ideas only work a couple times each. For awhile I could do "If you're ready to go outside, clap your hands (if you're happy and you know it,)" but it has worn out its welcome! Some of them will even leave the line and start running around the room while I'm trying to get others in line. I have some very "challenging" personalities - but we've got to get a handle on this. So...any other ideas? I'm feeling exhausted and dejected here because it's too early in the year for nothing to be working!