Hi all, Last year was my first year teaching and I taught in an inclusion classroom with just 5th grade students. This year I'm on my own teaching a self-contained classroom with 16 students from grades 2 through 5. How the heck am I supposed to do this? 2-5 is a huge grade level span. Do I teach them in groups? How do I write lesson plans for such a classroom? These are all questions I would ask my principal but she hasn't been available. I report for my first day tomorrow and the students report on Thursday. So, for anyone who has taught or is teaching self-contained, ANY pointers would be much appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!