I teach in a private day school for students with autism and other related disorders. I've been teaching in this school for about a little over 3 years. I've taught adolecent aged students for about 8 months, then moved to the elementary wing and taught math. My school is set up as wings with 8 rooms in each wing. It is set up with 8 rooms and 1 subject is taught in each of those rooms. So Theres math, language arts, social science, science, communication/IND living, music therapy, art therapy, and computers. so the teacher in that room teaches 1 subject all day long to 8 different groups of kids of about 6 kids. So 1 teacher is responsible for appox 48 kids but only for 1 subject. Anyway...this is still going on on our adolecent side, but as of Monday, the elementary side will change (wuhoo) Now we will have 6 self contained rooms and 2 rotating rooms. So I will have a group of 6 kids that I will teach all subjects except for music/art, and computers. Then when my kids go out for music/art or computers and then I will have one of the rotating rooms and teach them math. The kids in the rotating rooms are more of the higher functioning kids and the kids that can handle transitions. I know this thread is extremely long, but if you're reading thanks! I am so nervous, I love the group of kids I have. I just dont feel prepared. We only had about 2 weeks to prepare of this change. Not long at all. I only have math stuff, but I've been on boardmaker share, and Im getting ready to go back and read teachsk's thread/post. I have tons of ideas going through my head, but our principal wants everyone to be on the same page and discussing the same topics. We have a language arts curriculum and we use touchmath for math, but do not have a science or social science curriculum. It's frustrating me because I want to plan things and I have to wait for the science and social science teachers to give me their topics for the week. Blah! Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. Off to read post.