My students are so talkative this year, even during direct instruction. They are really having difficulty focusing and staying quiet. I try to break up direct instruction time with engaging activities because I know that they have a short attention span however it is not working. I am trying strategies to get there quiet such as 123 eyes on me and clapping patterns but as soon as we are finished they are right back to talking with neighbors. I've had several students can cards which results in a loss of recess time but it isnt being affective. Does anyone have any ideas to get control and to have them follow along and not talk?? I have never had this problem before!!