Next year, I am getting a homeroom for the first time. They are 10-15 years old and special education students. They function about 4th grade level, with some above and some below. I need some ideas for how to run homeroom with them. Kids come to homeroom while they wait for the rest of the school to come in the morning. It's 50 minutes. I need to take lunch count and attendence. Then, I'll have the kids half the day in the afternoon. Most of the kids won't be there the whole time. Some teachers have morning work, but I can't really count it for a grade. How do I keep them busy for 40 minutes? I know all the kids I am getting and they don't do well without every single minute structured. I am going to be working on that with them. Ideas? Routines?