Boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh.... boy? Did I mention boys?

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  1. nc3teacher

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    Last year in my class of 19 I had 8 boys and 11 girls. There was 1 AWFUL boy and then the rest of them were angels. I'd take boys over girls any day. Especially in third grade when they start getting moody/hormonal. YUCK.
     
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    If that was my class, the AWFUL one would end up being my favourite (I know...:rolleyes:)
     
  3. nc3teacher

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    He ended up being one of my favorites... simply because I KNEW he could be sweet and typically WANTED to be sweet. Unfortunately people/school/work just got the best of him. Poor cutie.
     
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    they say that in times of war or country stress that more boys are born-no one knows how or why (well-most people know how :eek: )
     
  5. Ms.Jasztal

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    How many do you have in all?
     
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    One year I had 10 girls and 2 boys!! Tears every day.

    The next year was 11 boys and 4 girls! I was a bit nervous because I have no sons and really wanted to do a good job. I read Why Gender Matters, and it really helped me get my thinking changed to boy-mode. That turned out to be my favorite group in all my years of teaching. And I had to change a lot about my methods.

    Have fun!
     
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    Last year, I had 16 girls and 8 boys! Agh!
     
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    I think I'd rather have more boys than girls. What about you?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the words "He needs to have a male teacher" are spoken quite a bit at the Kindergarten meeting where they place the kids in first grade. There have been years where I though my name should be Father Flannigan.

    Compounding the problem is the fact that there are some students for whom I'm the only first grade teacher who will let them live to become second graders.
     
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    Keep in mind I've got the moderate/severe kids, but I have 7 so far. Two have 1:1 aides and 1 full time aide in the room.
     
  11. Ms.Jasztal

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    :) What do you mean by this, exactly?
     
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    26 kids....I want to say 4 boys, maybe 6, the rest are all girls....
     
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    I would not like that all too much. When I had 15, that was decent- but having over 20 girls with just a few boys is a lot.
     
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    For summer school this year, I had a class of 21 boys and 7 girls.:eek:
     
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    There's a certain kind of boy - the smart alecky, hyper, can't sit still, mischievous-minded kid who dances on every nerve a teach might leave out there.

    In other classes, these boys might spend much of the school year in the office, in other classrooms and their recess in time-out.

    For some reason, these kind of kids like me.

    Sorry if I went overboard with the hyperbole.
     
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    I had a class next year with 13 boys and 3 girls. They were a fun group but they were criers! Lots of emotion, those boys!

    I bet you will love your class!
     
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    16 girls 11 boys.
     
  18. Chevygirl97

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    Ohhhh yes you can...in a Catholic school, that is :eek:. They packed 'em in on me b/c the enrollment was so low in every other grade. (K-8)
     
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    I think I have 11 girls and 10 boys (had 11 and 11, but one dropped). I would rather have more boys than girls, but even is okay too.
     
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    Last year I had 13 girls and 5 boys...at my highest! I only had 3 boys during the middle of the year! All of our kindergarten classes were girl heavy though...maybe it's in the water...lol
     

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