Hi I was wondering if anybody had some good ideas on how to keep home time in my Year 2 class less chaotic and calm. I find when we are getting ready for home time, the children are noisy, tend to get into conflicts with each other and generally are not listening. I feel like I am just shouting at them al the time and waiting for a large proportion of the class to listen and do what is asked of them. This is my routine at the moment. We go in groups to our pegs (the children's 'cloakroom' is in a corner of the classroom) and go and sit at out tables. Then letters etc are given out at tables. Then I choose a table to line up. I am finding it difficult to get them to be quiet and listen and therefore I find it difficult to choose a table to actually line up! Then when lined up it takes forever to get them to be quiet (I try things like identifying those that are doing it right and reward them.) I try doing different actions for them to follow and other various strategies. I think because it is home time, the children know I can't keep them in during playtime/lunch and I am trying to follow the rule of 'tomorrow's a fresh day' so don't want it followed onto the next day!! I have tried doing all this in a short space of time and also tried it in a longer space of time to see if they were just being too rushed or being given too much time and therefore able to mess around. So, please, has anyone got any ideas as I am willing to try anything to make home time less stressful!! Thank you for any suggestions!!