Ahhh what an exhausting day! I would love some advice, I felt so helpless this afternoon and baffled. Here is my dilema, I have a very energetic preschool 4-5 year old classroom this year. Three boys in particular are very very energetic, have extreme difficulty sitting still and can be disrepectful to adults (talking back). Each one has behavior problems at home, 2 of their mothers have told me that they do not listen to them at home. My frustration is "Story Time", it is nearly impossible to read a story without one of them going to time out to the point of disrupting the rest of the class. Today all three of the boys were naughty at the same time. One was yelling no at the top of his lungs, the second ran around the classroom away from the aid and the third was laughing at me crawling around the rug (steam out of my ears). In order to get the class in control I had to shut off the lights and raise my voice once again. I am not the type of teacher that controls the class by raising her voice and I do not want a repeat of today. My principal does not support me in sending them to his office he feels they are too young. Thanks for your ear and any help.