Hello all! This will be my 4th year teaching the inclusive first grade class at my school. I am the general education teacher (I do NOT have a cert in spec ed). I work with a special education teacher for 3 periods a day, and an in-class support professional for 1 period a day. Looking at my list, I've noticed that at least 4 of my students already have IEPs. At least another 2 or 3 need to be tested this year ASAP, and I heard that there were more new students w/ special needs coming in. I'm a little concerned because it seems like I have a very needy group coming my way, and I think it's really awful that my co-teacher and I are only together a few period a day. I am by myself half the day. How many students with IEPs do I need to have in my class before I am given more support? I don't want to ask my principal or CST because I'm afraid of getting the run-around. I've tried in vain to find the answer to this question, to no avail. Does anyone have information that they could share about this? I really want to make sure that this year is awesome and that I am able to truly meet the needs of all of my students.