Hi, I haven't posted for a while.... I am getting my student's schedules together, and therefore have to do my 5 aides schedules, and of course mine. I have 9 students with severe disabilties (elementary), 6 are nonverbal and use some sort of communication device. Oh yeah, this is my first year teaching. While most of my student's go out to their regular classrooms for various classes, I will still be teaching a reading, language, and math class. However, with the assortment of kids, I have had to divide the 9 kids into 3 groups. Which means my entire day will be spent teaching 3 different language, reading, and math lessons. In addition, the kids who are not in the language, reading, etc. group that is going on at that time will still be in my room, just with 1-2 aides. I feel terrible because I will not be able to be teaching ALL of my kids ALL day. So, my question is..... what can I have my aides do with the students who are not in the group that I am currently teaching. Let's be honest here, I am not going to have time or energy to develop a whole lesson plan for my aides for every single time period I am teaching a group of kids. However, I don't want the kids wandering aimlessly and doing things that are not educationally meaningfull. I feel like I am not really even the teacher, I will just be the person that sits in the corner all day that kids revolve out of. My aides will have to be responsible for, almost an entire day's worth of teaching/caring for the students. Sorry so long. Any suggestions?