Ok I am totally restructuring my classroom, I know 9 weeks intot eh school year and I changing it. But being a new teacher I have been following what the old teacher had in place and what the other developmental classes were doing. Well After a few weeks I found my class was the black sheep of the group, my autistic kids make noises so we wind up being kicked out on Movie day on Fridays the other classes, they push us out of the kitchen on cooking days so we do ours on another day because 1 of my autistics boys is OCD and eh gets in their way. Well from Day 1 I asked how come we donot work in teh community learning how to use the job skills I am teachign them in class, well 1 the previous teacher was teachign academic skills, my kids cannot master and do not need, like phonemic skills, my kids need job skills and living skills. So they told em we don't do that because we need to fill out all these forms etc. Well I went above the higher functioning developmental classes and went straight to the districts head of SPecial Ed and told ehr my concerns, I told her I wanted to get them 6 week jobs int eh community like going every Friday to a restraunt during movie time they kick us out of anyway and clean tables or wipe down the doors etc. and then maybe go someplace else the next 6 weeks and let them stock or sweep. Just once a week. The Special Ed lady thought that was great, so I mentioned one other thing, we do a craft fair in December, well I have had the kids working on things for it. I have had them beading bracelets and necklaces, and making the recipes in a jar to sell. I have found 2 of the boys love the beading, my 1 girls loves making the recipe jars and I have one boy who does nto liek to work in general, well I want to continue this throughout the year and let them have a store that we sell from once a month after Christmas so I am going to set up work centers so when they are finished with class and IEP work they can go work on their store goods, well I have a Sonic center, because we also stuff bags for Sonic,and a beading center and a recipe center but I really could use one more inexpensive craft or something they could make or sell, hopefully one my last boy might like to do. What is something maybe your class has made that we can do, I am short on money and got Mason jar donations and recipe donations from the teachers and parents, I figure once we sell them we will reinvest our money for more supplies, but what is something else maybe you and your class has doen or made that people love that we could do,t he SPecial Ed person went so far as to say maybe we could once a month not only sell to the school but maybe set up a shop in fron of Walmart or someplace to sell their wares. THis is not going over well with one of the other developmental classes, the higher functioning, because she should have been doing these things with her kids and now they are telling her she should do them and she is not one for change, so Ifigure if I can get soem good things and let her see how happy my kids are she will turn around and maybe join us in the spring. So basically my only question was, what is another job center I could include that my kids work and make something in, My goal is for them to have total ownership in one or two centers by the end of the year that they might work on at home in the summer. P.S. Forgive any and all typos, I have fast fingers that type bad and I cannot get spell check to work on this computer.