I serve a 3rd grade Sunday School class at my church with another servant. I am 18 years old and the other servant is 19. We have about 4 or 5 students that come regularly and we seem to have a hard time gaining their respect and attention. They misbehave and yell and scream at each other for maybe 60-70% of the time in class (1 hour). We try to teach them with love and care but they just basically walk all over us. They don't care what we have to say and I have even resorted to temporarily removing a student from the class. We try to teach them as much as we can but they just continue to misbehave and talk as if we're not even speaking. At the end of the class only maybe 2 of the students can tell us what the lesson was about but without many details. They don't even respect the 2 minutes of prayer time at the end of the class and they continue to talk regardless of what we tell them. But sometimes one of the older servants of the church walks into the class and the kids immediately start behaving and they pay attention to the lesson for a few seconds. But once the older servant walks out of the class they continue to talk and scream as if nothing happened.
All I ask is if anyone has any advice for me and my fellow Sunday School servants who are struggling. Thank You and pray for me and my students.