Forgive me if the mods think this thread is redundant with all the info available on the boards. Feel free to delete it if necessary. I'm just kind of excited. After 4 years of jobsharing in multiple classrooms, it looks like I might be getting my OWN grade 4 class this fall! Until recently, I never wanted my own classroom - I enjoyed partnering with other teachers - it made me feel less afraid of my job, knowing I had a more experienced partner working with me. However, after getting tired of fitting everything into 1-2 days a week in a class, I am excited at the prospect of having the luxury to choose my OWN class-wide systems and expectations, and having a WHOLE week to get through my various curricula! So my question is... what would be the best piece of practical advice you can think of to give me? Anything that has helped you out tremendously, saved you time, or made your life easier. Classroom management... behaviour management... assessment tricks... keeping kids organized... dealing with late work (get a headache with that one!)... motivating the kids... well, anything! (Especially at an intermediate level...) What could you share with me?