Dear All, First, let me apologize for being away so long! It has been an absolutely insane year! I'm adoring teaching third grade - it's the administrators (from the district) who are driving me nuts! Anyway, here's why I am posting. Until this year, I have been self-contained, initially (5 years) in first, and the past 2 years in third. I have always done community supplies, daily conduct, etc. I have actually been lobbying for third grade to departmentalize (we are now a testing grade, in fact, the only one at our school, which runs prek-3), but now that my P is actually considering it, of course, I begin to think of the practicalities. Please advise as to how YOU or YOUR SCHOOL: handle transitions between classes deal with supplies, lockers, and desks deal with conduct Please, do not limit this to only third grade teachers - all suggestions are welcome AND appreciated!