•     As the end of the school year approaches I am looking forward to planning for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year with excitement and anticipation. There are many changes coming to our classroom which will include a kitchen setting and more floor space for the expanding class size next year.  I will continue to explore community activities, job skill acquisition opportunities and in school projects for the students. The bake sales embarked upon this past year have sparked some great ideas for expanded practice and more regular sales in the coming year.  It has been a great year, the students have done well in their transitioning from Middle School to High School, with me,  a new to them teacher, and some not so familiar paraprofessionals.  The High School staff, teachers, administration and parents have had a positive part in helping this be a successful year; I appreciate you all.  It has been a wonderful experience working in Manhattan this year! Stay tuned for next years overview as the summer progresses and plans are put in place for our new adventures.