Misbehaving kids during nap. Help, please! Note: There are 15 kids in the room total and I am without an assistant. The kids are 3 and the preschool has pretty strict rules on the 1 hr. and 15 min. naptime. The kids are expected to all take a nap or at least, lie down quietly. I am not allowed to give them a book to read or anything of the sort. Naptime takes place in my room and I'm having a problem that presents itself on and off. I have experienced two extremes: 1) The kids all fall asleep or the majority do and the rest are quiet, and 2) The kids feed off each others energy and misbehave. Today was the latter. It brought me so much frustration that I had a hard time remembering the good things that happened earlier in the day and got so stressed out. There are two or three kids that seem to cause the chaos. They're followers so once one of their fellow misbehaved friends does something, they think it's funny and chime in. This will include things like making noises, repeating after each other, getting off their mats, and standing up. Once these kids get going, it seems like there's no way to stop it. They are very defiant and nothing said to them phases them. They are extremely disruptive to the kids who want to sleep. Today, two girls commented that they couldn't sleep because of the disruptive ones. I felt bad and like I must be doing something wrong if they aren't listening. The ones that are disruptive have slept before during nap but it's as if they don't feel like it, the alternative is to be loud. Their regular teacher said "it happens" when I asked her what I should do when there's unstoppable talking. I'm not sure what to do when these behaviors happen during nap because this is my first time working with preschoolers. I am trying to figure out who is good sleeping next to who so that they can have set spots, but I haven't worked out that puzzle just yet. Even then though, these kids I'm speaking of will do this across the room. HELP, please!!!