I am a wreck over cafeteria duty. This is my first year with this duty and I have just been put in charge because I'm the only teacher in there who is there all five days. My principal wants the kids to have consistency. They have a card system. If the class receives a red card, they owe 5 minutes of silence on Friday and do not get to participate in trivia. To many of them, that's no big deal. If the whole room is loud, we have them sit in silence with their heads down. Sounds harsh, I know but sometimes it's the only sanity we get. Then there's the potty brigade. Since they are so young (K-2) if they see a friend go to the bathroom, they automatically want to go as well. All of this is driving me crazy!! Does anyone have any ideas to implement that will keep kids relatively quiet during lunch and stop this bathroom nonsense? I am so worried that a parent is going to call and complain that their child has done nothing wrong and is being made to sit in silence at lunch, even if it is only for 5-10 minutes. HELP!!!!!