Hello. I was wondering if anyone had some ideas for time fillers when you have about 5 to 10 minutes with nothing to do. This is my first year teaching in first grade (student taught in first however). My class is insane and they cannot have a minute with nothing to do. Does anyone have any ideas for time fillers besides I spy and games like hangman? Also how do you handle the end of the day? I have started getting my kids ready about 45 minutes early because I still have several parents who don't seem to understand when school ends and come super early (even though it has been made blatently clear. Does not seem to matter in the area I work in, kids come late to school everyday too!) and it also takes them so long to get their things in a calm manner that I can't rush it. I usually just have them do a coloring sheet because they will not sit still and read books. Any other suggestions for activities that don't involve me being at the board since I have to keep one eye on the class and one eye on the hall?