I am all kinds of hyperventilating about next year. I'm moving from 3rd inclusion to 6th grade special Ed. I will have about 10 students. I cannot tackle what I'm actually going to teach them until I see their levels and IEP goals, but I'm worried that I have absolutely nothing for 6th grade. A lot of you seem to use whole class novels. I am used to mini lessons out of picture books for reading! I may seriously also have to reteach myself 6th grade math. Luckily, I may be doing push-in some of the time so I'll get to observe 6th management and all that. I have one friend who teaches 6th and she seems to use PowerPoint a lot. Do you use PowerPoint? What does your classroom look like? Any must haves? Even though they may be lower academically I do not want to treat them like babies.