I started about a week ago with a group of 3 year olds (I replaced their teacher who left). I've been having difficulty getting them to clean up after free choice time. The aide told me they used to have them sit at the table when free choice time was over and then assign kids to different areas, which she said had worked with them a bit better than just telling them to clean up (although I guess some kids still struggled with it). The first and second day I was there they did OK with clean up, but since then, most of the kids won't clean up and continue playing, or just wandering. I tried the strategy of having them sit and assigning them areas for a couple of days, and I also tried stickers today - which didn't really work. I give them a warning before clean up ("5 minutes left", etc.). I've tried singing "Clean Up" songs, but that doesn't seem to do much either. Today it took us over a half hour just to clean up the room (mainly dramatic play and block area). I'm just looking for any ideas on how to encourage them to clean up? Maybe some sort of reward system or game? I don't know. With this group of kids, even though they've been in this class since the beginning of the year, it just seems like I'm going to really have to go back to the basics and "reteach" everything since they are testing me and seem to have "forgotten" how to do things correctly. Any advice would be appreciated!