I just did my first 6th grade subbing today. The whole day the kids were testing me, I could see that. In this class there was also a challenge group, but the teacher had not named them. The first half of the day was okay, they did there job. after lunch when the principal came for the first time, it was quite reading time and the kids were really quite, which made me really happy. but the moment she left and for the next class, grammar I gave them two sheets (the teacher had many sheets) they wanted to do in groups, so i let them, but it was kind of noisy. So for the next 2 sheets i told them that they had to do alone, they would not listen, on top of it some kids wanted to go out and do it, I send one kid outside as he was since morning telling me that he could not stand noise and was also twitching, so the others argued, anyways, utimately i told them that i shall call the principal, when the noise did not lessen I called the principal,She came and stayed with us for almost 45 minutes. after 15 mins the school got over. When I was cleaning the desk, I just flipped a note, in it a student had written that, I was not able to calm the class and that they had tried to do it and that i did not send them outside. I also found another note by a student saying that he did not finish the work as it was too noisy. When I went to get my time card in the office, I saw the principal coming out of her room, she too was leaving, so I thanked her for helping me, she said it was okay but she did not look at me in the eyes and also asked would i be coming tomorrow, i saud yes. (its a two day sub). WHat DID I DO WRONG? I feel as if i have made some kind of mistake, or something. Sorry guys I just had to vent and hence such a long post. But can you give me tips or should i concentrate on just k-4 grades for the moment? The girls also said they did not understand my language, I am an Indian but very fluent in english.