I am moving to a new teaching position this year and would love some ideas to help me set up my classroom from those who may have some more experience than I in this type of position. I have been out of the classroom for a few years and am excited to get back in. I have a classroom of students who are middle school age but functioning at a Pre K level, if that. They have significant disabilities and not all of them are walking, some have wheel chairs, etc. We will be utilizing the Edmark programs and PECS quite extensively from what I have heard. I do not have all the details yet, but am excited for this class! My supervisor told me we would mainly be teaching life skills based on their IEP's. I have taught resource and self contained classes before but the students were nowhere near the level of these students. So, what type of things should I put up in my classroom? I seem to be at a loss. I don't want it to look elementary, but the stuff for middle school is way above their heads. I have a room with no windows and it is not that big, so I need to keep that in mind as well. I also will have 3 aides in my room and would love suggestions on how you utilize them throughout the year/day. Do you have them rotate groups, etc.? What type of guidelines do you have for them? I would love to meet with them at the beginning of the year, lay out my expectations, which I am still unsure of and go from there. I have 1 aide returning to the room and the other two are going to be new. I am part of the hiring process for them! YAY! Any suggestions would be awesome! Thanks so much for your help!