How many students do you have?

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  1. Mrs. Chick

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    I was checking out the thread on the elementary board where people were posting pictures of their classrooms. They all seemed to have what I would consider low numbers of kids.
    How many students do you have?

    I had 27 to start, but one went back to first grade so now I have 26. Definitly more than ideal, but I've had 29 1st graders twice, so not the worst number either.
     
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  3. Touchthefuture

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    We are low this year as enrollment is down. I have 15 right now. Most of the other 2nd grade classes are between 15-17. This is a nice manageable number. Florida has a class size reduction law which drives this.
     
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    Our enrollment is down as well, and I have 24. I work in a private school in Alabama.
     
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    My district has a new contract that says that k-3 teachers can only have 20 to 1 in their classes. I'm up to 23...the only class in my building with more than 20. I could grieve it but seriously, compared to my 29 last year....I"m thrilled!
     
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    At this moment (it may change by the end of the month) there is a Ministry of Education mandated hard-cap of 20 students in all Primary (K-3) classes.
     
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    California also has state class-size reduction in place for most K-3 classrooms... some districts have opted out, but lose that extra money... We have max 20 students for class-size reduction.
     
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    I teach 5th.
    I have 24 kids in my class.

    Last year I taught 4th at a different school, I had 21 kids there.
     
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    we have a rule that we should have under 21 in p-3, we are lucky at our school - I have 18 (10 grade 1s and 8 grade 2s...)
     
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    I teach 2nd grade and I have 20 students. I have never had more than 22 at a time.
     
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    I have 24. Our state allows 25 in a 1st-3rd grade room, and 20 in a kindergarten room. I'm not sure about above 3rd grade, but I believe it's 30. A couple of years ago we were given a waiver for taking in Katrina refugees. We would have paid a major fine for having over our numbers if we didn't have the waiver.
     
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    I have 20. California has a 20 to 1 rule in the primary grades. :)
     
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    I have 20 in my class right now. I think one of our teachers is going to be pulled from 2nd and moved to 4th, which would make my number jump to 25. I LOVE IT (not her moving, she's great, I love the numbers)! Two years ago I taught 1st grade and had 32 kiddos.
     
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    My room was built to hold 17 students.

    I currently have 27. We are so crowded we cannot move.

    This includes 6 special ed students (4 are dcd); only five students speak English at home. Three are new to the U.S. directly from refugee camps.

    It is crazy. It WILL get better - only have had five school days.

    But...what on earth are my administrators thinking?
     
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    I have 23 students right now.
     
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    I have 21 second graders. I teach in Wisconsin. I am thrilled with this number, because this is my first year teaching 2nd (the last 2 years I taught 1st) and last year all of the 2nd grade teachers had 26 students. Yikes!
     
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    I'm in private and I have 9 3rd graders. Almost all of them have learning or emotional disabilities.
     
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    35. Catholic school. I wish I only had 20.
     
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    I had 18 2nd graders last year. My sister started out with 20, went up to 25 when they moved a 2nd grade teacher down, and is now down to 22 b/c they ended up hiring another 2nd grade teacher.
     
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    I started out with 20 but have 18 now. Our limit is 22. Twenty desks made the room feel really small so it's nice to only have 18 now.
     
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    I have 29 2nd graders!
     

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