I've been teaching for hundreds of years (well, 14) but this lot are driving me potty. They are Y2 and whilst I can cope with the general fussing and tale-telling, I am struggling with getting them quiet enough to get on with their work! They all seem to be chatting ALL of the time-I have never really had this trouble before-they usually respond! I'm going to try carpet spaces tomorrow to separate some of the chattering on the carpet, but what can I try for when they are working at their tables! It's a big class in a small room which doesn't help. I've been putting names on smiley faces and rewarding with stickers when I see individuals working-but need something else. Help!