Hi, I have posted this on the behaviour forum but thought I would post it here also in case anybody on here can help me...I hope that's OK! I was wondering if anybody could help me with an effective strategy to deal with children who are constantly telling tales on eachother. My class last year were not like this, but this class are constantly putting their hand up to say "so and so pulled a face at me", "so and so called me this", "so and so pushed past me". They are Year 1. It is not a major behavioural issue (they do not do it during lesson times very much, more when they are coming in from playtime, lining up, at snack time etc) but it is really driving me insane! So far, I have tried explaining to them that I am the teacher and will see if someone is doing something they shouldn't and that they should only come and tell me if they are hurt or if it is important...but I guess they do see it as important! I have also tried asking "is this going to be a tale?" They either realise and walk off or say "yes, but!" I was thinking maybe a circle time activity might help. Has anybody got any stories or ideas that might help me? Maybe one about someone who can't do their job because they are constantly interrupted...? I keep feeling like I just want to shout "I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!" so am hoping I can combat this issue before it gets to that point! Mind you, it might just feel so bad because I have had so much on this week so am feeling a little short tempered anyway! Thanks for reading, I hope somebody can help me!