Hi all, I hope everyone is having a great year!! I am not. I am about 5 months pregnant right and my hormones are raging for sure but things are coming to a head in my classroom and NOT in a good way. I posted a while back about having two children in my classroom that were NOT a good fit. One is 100% ADHD and the other is emotionally scarred from trauma at an early age. Both of these friends are making teaching and learning my classroom all but impossible. These children are on opposite areas of the classroom carpet and yet call across the carpet and talk during lessons... so much so that I need to begin my lessons 4 and 5 times!!!! Both of them talk constantly either to themselves or to anyone that might be around them. They are loud. They rile each other up. They laugh at each other... in a LOUD way, they get silly together at totally inappropriate times!!! I spent much of the day in tears. Turning around, standing outside my own classroom with tears rolling down my cheeks because I am at my WITS end. I don't know what to do with these two anymore. I have tried SO many strategies. Nonverbal redirections, verbal, moving them off the carpet, using a partner room where they go when they are being disruptive etc. Rewards, consequences, kindness, firmness and nothing I do it effective in anyway. Meanwhile, my tears were also for the 17 other kids in my room who are being forced out of their right to learn! They sit, ready to go and these two boys make it impossible. I went to both my principal and psychologist (who has been in observing over the past few weeks). My principal observed for about 40 minutes and agrees that I need some assistance with these children. However, I am nervous that it will be pushed under the rug and I will end up in tears everyday!!!!!!! Like I said, the pregnancy hormones do not help, but I am thinking that I would have cried last year in this situation as well. I am sorry for the vent! If anyone has any advice, I would love it. Otherwise thank you for reading and hanging in there through my whole long drawn out vent!!!