Your Upcoming Students- How many do you know?

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    Out of 23...
    -I know 7 of them very well. A few of the parents I know have already told me they're REALLY looking forward to this year. (Yikes.) :huh: (What if the teacher's still just a bit tired...? LOL.)
    -I have seen 13 more walk down the hallways over the years. I have known their faces and names for a while.
    So this is good... I know and will recognize 20 of them immediately.
    -I have heard of 21 of them prior to receiving the list. One I've heard of; I have just never met her because she moved in the middle of third grade and came back for this coming year, apparently.
    -I have never seen two of my girls or one of my boys- or just never knew I have seen them.
     
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  3. WindyCityGal606

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    I know 13 of mine because they were students in my last year's S.S. class. The other 13 are kids I've only seen in passing in the halls.
     
  4. FarFromHome

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    I won't get my class list until Wednesday and school starts the following Monday! I'm on a military base and we get a lot of new students every year-so I probably will not know very many of them!
     
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    I know 11 of them because I loop with half my class (2nd/3rd grade). I also know 7 of my new kids because of having daughters in the same grade, so they are in clubs or just friends with each other. Four of them I know by name and sight but not well enough to say I know them.
     
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    I know one of them well because he was in a club I sponsored last year. I know one of my girls really well because I was her teacher in 2nd, 3rd, and now again in 6th grade.
     
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    I have known or seen all of my students but one, who is new to the school.

    Six of my students were in my class last year.
    I taught 2 others in summer school.
    The rest I know by face from just being around the school.

    What I do know is that my class has MANY kids with special needs including 3 kids with aspberger's, 3 kids with dyslexia (at least), 1 w/ severe motor issues and 2-3 kids with ADHD. That means that over half my class has some sort of special needs!!
     
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    All 11 of them. Since birth. And I know their siblings, and their parents. I went to school with 3 of the parents. I know whose aunt just got out of jail, and whose mom doesn't want him and dumped him with HER sister. I know that one just had a beloved grandmother die last year (she was really close to the community) and one just found out he's going to be a big brother. I saw nearly all of them at fair, so I know who got what, and who didn't. And almost every day this summer, I would see at least 4 or 5 of them at the pool.

    Ah, small towns. In some ways good...but some ways not. There's no hiding!
     
  9. MissCeliaB

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    I won't get my lists until tomorrow (well, later today) and school starts on Monday. I may know one or two.
     
  10. loves2teach

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    Out of all of mine, most I knew from the hallway last year. 2 are siblings of past students. A few were either new to the school, or they must have hidden under a rock last year. I had 3 parent requests... one was the one of the siblings and two were the ones I didn't know.

    One of my siblings is one I really, really, really wanted to have. I am hoping to really make an impact this year with that one :)
     
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    of my 23 kids, I have two who I had their older sibling, and I know one more. That is it! that is the difference in Kindergarten, you many times do not know them!
     
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    Of my 30 students I would say I know 1/2 of them due to siblings whom I have taught in the past or seeing them at church.

    In fact ~ One of my future second graders sat next to me at Mass last Sunday. He was crawling around under the pew and crawling on his mother's lap all during the service!! :eek:hmy: He is a petite little child and I truly thought he was going into Kindergarten until his Mama introduced me to him!!! Ah, energy!!! :dizzy::dizzy:

    It's nice knowing some of the students for sure, especially when it comes to memorizing all those names as quickly as possible!

    :love:
     
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    I know all my students!! I'm looping with them to 1st grade. 10 of them were in my K classroom last year and the other 6 were in the K room next door. We did some activities together so I have a pretty good idea of who they are and how they will behave!

    I was a little scared at first to have them again...but the more I think about it the more I am realizing the perks!! Hee hee...they won't get away with much this year! :p
     
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    I won't know any. This is their first year in the school.
     
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    I've done a cursory count and came up with 152 on my rosters. It might top 175 before I'm done. I've never taught the 1st graders nor the 2nd graders. Last year when the the 3rd graders were 2nd graders, I had them for a few weeks. Last year's 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are coming to me as 4th, 5th, and 6th. I know a majority of their names and will offer an estimate of 100 students who I know by face and name.
     
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    I had 17 out of my 27 last year...4 came from the other 1st grade teacher that moved and the rest are new to me. We do 2 year loops. I would have had 4 more I knew but they were retained.
     
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    I have siblings/cousins of former students as well.

    Some I have known a REALLY LONG time. Three are employees' kids, so I have watched them grow a little over time. Two came to the school last year, though the assistant principal was my teacher in sixth grade and I think I remember in later high school when he and his wife were going to have their first child. Then one student came to all but one of my Feed and Read (read-a-thons) last year because her cousin was in my class. I know her grandmother well. Another had an older sibling in my room a while ago- it seems like forever ago. Another had a sibling in my high reading class two years ago. A few I remember from when they were really young for some reason, and a few have stand-out names one cannot forget. I interviewed one of my boys and one of my girls for the school newspaper when they were in kindergarten. One of my girls has always had the most beautiful long blond hair and blue eyes, and I remember thinking how darling a little girl she was when she was back in kindergarten. It's strange how time passes quite quickly.
     
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    I have 3 who are younger siblings of prior students - this is a first for me, and I'm so excited to work with the families again. 3 of my students are children of PTA parents, and 1 is the son of an EA.

    Our grade level did some collaborating on special activities last year so I became familiar with the students coming up to third. It's so nice for us AND the kids.
     
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    I had a parent at Meet Your Teacher exclaim to another parent, "We asked for the best, and we got the best!!!"

    I'm very flattered to be well-known in the community, but I hope I live up to my reputation!! :D
     
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    I have 19 kids so far and know only a few. 1 know because he was very tricky for his last year's teacher. I am going to make it work with him this year and really really really promise to love him!
     
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    I know all 14 of mine. They were all in our 3rd grade class and there are no new students in my class this year.
     

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