Hey Gang, We have a period every morning called, "Morning Focus." This is essentially a middle school "Circle Time" but we sit at a table and I try to keep it as age appropriate as possible. I teach in a severe/profound autism class for middle schoolers. This year, we did: Days of the Week Months of the Year Year Who is our president? Who is our governor? (booo Chris Christie) Where do we live? (city and state) I also had a different "topic" for each semester. In the Fall, we did the solar system (we added a new planet every few weeks and now they can name the planets in order from the Sun... not very functional but kind of fun to show off and a neat grade level expectation for them to meet...) In the Spring, we did "cooking words"... they learned that C. means Cup and T. means tablespoon and t. means teaspoon, etc. I plan on keeping the days, months, year, geography, but I need one or two more "fun" things to add to the end. Preferably something that's functional but if there's something out there like the solar system or something else you learn about in middle school, that is "memorization" - I don't mind doing that either. Basically, I have a page for each topic in their morning focus binders, and a moveable velcro piece. So, they move the piece from the left page to the right page (most of it is errorless, some of my higher kids have choices). So, for "Who is our president?" There is a picture of Barack Obama on the left and they move him into the answer box and they all answer, "Barack Obama" or they point to the picture. I want something similar to add to the end of the books but am coming up with nothing. It can be random facts, etc. I was thinking maybe I would do the states and their abbreviations? I figured states and abbreviations is actually pretty functional. I feel like over the school year we could get through all of them. Half my kids would be able to actually memorize this and the other half it would just be exposure. ANy other ideas?