I am a music teacher and this is my first year in this particular job. I teach grades K-4 and was having some major problems. I'm working on so things are getting better in the upper grades but I'm still having a lot of problems with kindergarten and first grade. First of all I have them at the end of the day for 45 minutes and they are tired and just want to go home. They don't listen to my lesson at all and I've tried using quiet signs, echo clapping and stopping the lesson until they are quiet and none of those are working. Also, alot of them play around with each other and talk and think it is their recess time. I've tried our discipline policy and even that isn't working. My job is in serious jeopardy and the principal is really not happy with me. Is there anything else I can do? I've tried to make the lessons fun and engaging but the kids don't even seem to care! Any advice would be greatly appreciated.