It's the end of the year and we are on our 6th exam. I tell my kids the exact same rules every single time. And every single time I still get kids who break the rules. It drives me crazy! My rules are not that hard: 1. Do not open the test until I tell you to. 2. Raise your hand if you have a question, do not call out my name. 3. I will not translate words. 4. Do not tell me when you're finished. Just sit quietly and draw in the empty spaces until everyone is done, then I take up the tests. And every single time I have kids opening the test, calling out my name, asking me to translate words and telling me they're done. It makes me insane! How can it be that we're on the sixth exam of the year and kids still don't understand my rules? And it's not like I just expect them to know them. Every time before I pass out the tests I say "remember..." and then state all the things I expect of them. Plus we practice the exact same things in the classroom every day. When they are done with work they have this awful habit of yelling out "FINISHED" which must be what they do in all other classrooms. I told them from the very first day I didn't want them doing it. I tell them every day to raise their hand instead of calling out my name. In fact, I always ignore the kids who call out my name and say "I'll call on someone who is waiting patiently with their hand up." When they yell "FINISHED" I either ignore them, give them a "teacher look" or say "yes, and what are you supposed to do?" And they'll go "oh yeah!" And color or read or something. Uuugghhh!! What more could I possibly do? I think that perhaps this behavior is allowed in all their other classes so they forget they can't do it in my room.