How many students do you have?

Discussion in 'Second Grade' started by Mrs. Chick, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Thornandivy

    Thornandivy Rookie

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    I currently have 19-25 4th grade students come in my room at a time (I only teach Social Studies). So when I grade, I have 96 papers every time I give a test and everyone wants their grades the next day.
     
  2. ACaringHart

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    I have 25 students and I love em all but I don't know if I could handle much more. I'm used to CA law and having 20 or less during student teaching. I wish all Utah schools would do that.
     
  3. terptoteacher

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    I currently have 26 on my list, but during reading and math instruction, I get three more from another class. But they are thinking about hiring a new teacher since they are opening a house a day in the town I'm in. Development is crazy!! The town won't allow portables either.
     
  4. Cthdenver

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    TRY 31 fifth graders - HA
     
  5. MorahMe

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    I have 25 K, but one hasn't shown up yet. So far, I have 3 who get pulled for special ed, and one for counseling (unknown issues for that one...) and a few that should be pulled! Ever had a student who thinks he's a CAR?!
     
  6. Cthdenver

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    Not a car by I was tallking to my class about 9/11 and since its NY if they had any family connection - one kid told me his mother was a firetruck and when I gave a paper on what they want to be when they grow up the kid wrote a firetruck!!!!
     
  7. MorahMe

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    What grade is that again?

    This kid spends the entire day "vroom, vroom"ing and "beep, beep"ing...he has real issues! The only reason he's in our school is because his grandfather works here!
     
  8. dila

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    i teach in private school..i have 24 right now..before i start with 30 after that they opened a new class and divided the classes..now we have in each KG3 class 24..but it is still to much for Kg...
     
  9. Cthdenver

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    I am fifth grade
     
  10. mom&teacher

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    Holy moly!!! Does your contract have any verbage on class sizes?
     
  11. janlee

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    I'm not sure why you don't think this is an issue that shouldn't be grieved. If your district lets you get away with it this year they can say next year here are 25 students. The union did not grieve it so we can just give you over the limit. Be careful that you aren't getting into a situation that could backfire on you.
     
  12. Cthdenver

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    I STILL TOP 29 AT 31 !!! Hehe
     
  13. Darkhorse

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    I have 18 students. 15 boys and 3 girls.....:rolleyes:
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    How do you cope with 15 boys?!? Wow, I had 11 boys last year with 7 girls and the boys just about drove me crazy! :eek:
     
  15. Cthdenver

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    Try teaching 31 boys from 3:30 - 6PM in the afternoon after they have been in class for seven hours already.
     
  16. terptoteacher

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    My nephew's class of sixth graders has 35 kids. The district, facing a budget deficit, closed several schools. The teachers signed a contract the day before school started, but are going on a one day walk out tomorrow or Thursday to protest the high numbers.
     
  17. Cthdenver

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    Well I knew full well what I was getting myself into when I started doing this!
     
  18. flowerfreak

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    I wish we had your problem with too many kids and overflow. I teach a 2nd and 3rd combination with 2 second graders and 3 third graders. We are going to be closing our school at the end of this year. :(
     
  19. smalltowngal

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    flowerfreak, is this a private school?
     
  20. MrsC

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    Give me boys over girls any day of the week! :D
     

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