Hi All! I really need some assistance. This school year I am teaching a self contained/ life skills class at a junior high (6-8). School just started Mon. and I am still reading IEPs and feeling out the students. Nothing was left by the prior teacher and I am used to teaching on an elementary level. Ironically I have a closet of junk, but very little direction. When I ask what reading/ math programs are we using I get the strangest look. I understand to teach according to IEP, but I want some age appropriate ideas and activities. I need a routine that works. Maybe a behavior idea too. Again, I have taught elementary for 10 years, I don't want to make the class "kiddy". Here's my schedule: 1st- ELA(Whole group, 3 students- I am using my old SRA reading material. Again, school just started and it is a great way to assess the students. 2nd- Vocational Life Skills- what a joke, I don't know where to start, so I use this time as a center- one on one math and reading. HELPP!!!!! 3rd- Science- again, I try to find something low enough for my students, but not too low. So I have decided to follow the science curriculum and modify it accordingly. 4th- Social Studies- Same as above- then I found a great book with monthly themes... may use that. 5th- PE 6th- Conference 7th- Math- Again, I have nothing. I used games the past few days to assess. Overall, my problem is simple... I don't know what to do! Where do I start? Ideas and Suggestions welcomed!!