I have never had a class like this before... I have about 5 boys who feed off of each other terribly. They are very disrespectful with almost everything that we do, that I don't even know where to start. For example, every time we gather as a class on the carpet, they talk to each other. When I separate them, they still "talk" to each other from across the carpet (make faces, laugh, etc.). If I send them back to their desks the behavior continues. Today I kept all of them in for recess for a little chat about begin respectful, appropriate times to act silly, etc. Well, right after recess (they had about 10 minutes outside), the behavior was even worse. I just feel so disrespected. I feel like they think I'm a joke. They are testing me, and in a way I feel like they are winning. I honestly do not know what to do with them. As far as behavior management goes, I try to follow the Responsive Classroom Approach with logical consequences. If the behavior is a minor thing (such as side conversations) they will get a warning. If it continues, I write in their responsibility logs (a district-wide policy), and there is a natural consequence. Usually the consequence is that part of recess is spent practicing the correct behaviors. However, as I mentioned, they are doing incorrect behaviors ALL DAY with almost EVERYTHING we do. It's so frustrating. I feel so bad for the other children in my class who want to learn. I can't even make it through even the shortest books without stopping 5+ times for them to be quiet. They are also disrespectful with other children's things. Today they were taking pencils from other kids and rubbing them on the sides of their desks to rub the paint off. So, what would you do with 5 boys who are consistently inappropriate all day long?