I am going to be an inclusion teacher this coming school year. I will have 15 students divided into 2 classrooms. I have the option of either sharing a preschool self contained classroom or having my own small class. It is 8 ft wide and about 12 ft long. The self contained class is going to have 4 students full time and some that come from headstart. I do not plan to pull students out very much, I prefer as little as possible. I would never have more than 6-8 in there with me at one time. I do not plan to have a teacher desk; just a kidney table. My question is which would you pick? I am leaning towards the small space. I need quite space to work on IEPs and I will always feel like I am bothering the other teacher, plus the noise I am afraid will get to me. And with them taking a nap during the day, I am not sure when I would even be able to go in there. The space small is right next the 2 classrooms that I will be working in and the shared space is in a separate building. The principal told me yesterday that next year I will have a regular sized room to myself, not to worry if I wanted the smaller room to myself this year. It does have a huge whiteboard in it, but not a smartboard. Although, she did tell me that I could use the one in the preschool room anytime that my students needed it that I would have space in that room too.