Hello! As some of you know, I am a brand-new 5th grade teacher. I am an add on, so I got kids from 4 different classrooms. It's been a bit challenging... I have a very diverse class-- one girl with a lot of attitude, telling me she doesn't need to listen to me- calling me racist...etc. Tried to ignore comments, because I know she is very upset about moving classes. I tried to talk with her a little one-on-one, seemed to work a bit... but, I'm not sure. Any suggestions? I also have a boy-- a very, very, busy boy. He is bright, extremely talented in math, a leader (all the kids follow his lead), and BUSY. He is constantly out of his seat & over chatting with someone. Or turned, to chat with someone. I asked his previous teacher what she did, she said she hadn't found anything that worked yet. :-/ Any thoughts?? Please and thank you!