Hi I'm new to fourth grade this year, and just wondering if anyone has anyone helpful tips for a smooth, and hopefully not so chatty classroom. I taught first grade last year and my class was extremely chatty. I am wondering if anyone has any advice to at least try to avoid some of the chatter. What do you have fourth graders do when they are all finished with their work? Also I don't want to run my class like a prison, but is it too strict or even realistic to try to have them keep their voices to a whisper while in my class?