Hey All, Thanks to all who have responded to previous posts. I've been seriously overwhelmed, and any bit of help/info is very much appreciated! I'm going to my classroom tomorrow and am going to hunt down the custodian and see about getting some things I need! Thanks again for the advice on that, I'm trying to be more positive about the state of things. Now, my focus is on setting up my room, and establishing a good behavior/classroom management system. I want to do a rewards system, like a store, or a prize bin. However, I don't know how to do it or what the system should look like! My classroom is a self-contained, SDC class for 6-8th grades. It's not a life-skills, or Autistic class. My understanding is that the kids are pretty much all LD kids and a few with Autism (high functioning). I don't know what to do in the room or how to structure things! I don't want to be too "babyish", but I don't know the kids or how high functioning they really are, so I want it to be appropriate! I also gather there may be some behavior issues. I've got 5 rules established, but don't know where to go from here! In resource I used a sticker chart. When they filled it up, they got to choose a prize. However, these kids will be with me all day except for PE, and I don't see how a sticker chart would work...I'm looking for other ideas from folks who have experience with a class like mine. I'm also wondering what to include on my bulletin boards? Any ideas for something fun for this population? They'll be with me all day, so I want to make the room nice for them, but not too stimulating. I bought a little rug (the floors in my room are so gross!) and was going to make a little reading area in a corner. I was thinking about getting a beanbag seat or something. I am just not sure if this is appropriate for their age? Coming from elementary Resource, I just ran things so differently, and am just lost right now! Thank you in advance for your help-you guys here are the best!!!