I have the hardest time taking attendance, getting lunch count, and getting all the homework turned in in the morning. It seems like everyone, including me, is going crazy first thing in the morning. The students all want to talk, share ideas, give me notes or just put things on my desk, and I feel like I "snap" and tell them "just wait unti I call for it." I have morning work for the students, but some get so in to it that they are not listening for me to call for their homework. I like to get everything done first thing so I know who has no recess or silent lunch for not turning in their homeowrk, because I do not have a spare moment until recess/lunch. Please ANY and ALL ideas are welcomed!