Well, let me tell you, flat out, my preschoolers are rude, disrespectful, and nasty. They kick, punch, and will hurt each other intentionally. When I'm speaking to one, another will be smirking behind me. One will tattle to get the other in trouble, just for the pure joy of it. Today, after having a discussion of how to start off my new year, which starts Tuesday, after a 10-week summer youth academy, which has had the "pleasure" of having teens angering my kids and acting as wanna-be teachers, my boss would like me to focus two weeks on respect. HA! Right. Respect. Sure. So, I've been googling this subject for 2 hours and everything I'm finding, I picture a sweet as sugar classroom where there's 10 perfect little kids sitting quietly at circle time. That's not what I have. I have 14 children who poke, wrestle on, climb on furniture, kick, punch each other etc. My circle time is wasted 15 minutes waiting for them to just sit down and put a bubble in their mouths. Today, I had a child say to me "you don't act right". This was AFTER he punched my hand because he had rudely taken a hula-hoop from another child and I was pointing out to him there were 4 others available. Any ideas of how I can write week 2 and 3's lesson plans regarding respect?