I received some encouraging and supportive responses to my last post. It is so nice to feel part of a team. THANK YOU!
To update - things went UP hill after that post. I went to school with a postive mind set and gave my kids a hug as they walked into the room. Instead of having time outs where the class puts their head on their desks for a minute in complete silence, I had the class repeat just ONE rule, whichever the class as a whole was breaking, and I had them practice it perfectly - no half hearted hand raising or mumbling. I really think it worked.
My scoreboard reward was sitting with the kids at lunch. Normally I eat in the staff room and we have lunch room monitors. I sat in the cafeteria with the kids and they LOVED it - and of course, so did I. Next week I will play at recess with them if they win. Can't wait for them to win so I can play with them. =)
Thanks again, WBT friends!