Your Upcoming Students- How many do you know?

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  1. dunwool

    dunwool Rookie

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    I don't know any of them because it is my first year teaching. But I have been looking at pictures from last year so I can start to try and recognize a few!
     
  2. lteach2

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    I know 5 out of my 23 already. I probably have seen all the others, just haven't put the name with the face yet. I do have the sister of 1 of my student's from this year.
     
  3. cutNglue

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    Out of 10 K students I will have 5 of them. I don't know which 5 yet. I haven't worked with pre-k so I don't know them well but I do know them by face and when I see them I can probably name most of them. I see them in the gym for bus duty and at recess. One will be brand new to the school. One of them hugged me everyday last year. That's the kid I probably know the best and I only know him by hug. Typically as an aide I knew most of the kids in all grades from 1st through 4th and some in Pre-K, K and 5th. It depended on which classes I worked with. This year, as I embark on my first teaching year, I am a little bit excited that I don't know the students that well. It'll be a clean slate and I look forward to building a rapport. At the same time I am glad I don't have to memorize 20 names and will likely be able to put names to faces having call most of them for bus duty.
     
  4. maroki

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    When I got my initial class list last week, I had 23 students. I had 9 of them in my class last year and another 5 in my reading group, so I know 14 of them very well. Another 8 of them I know from seeing them in the halls and around school. I have one that is new to our school this year that I don't know at all.

    However, we don't start school until September 9 and our student population is very transient. So I'm not sure what the class list I get in early September will look like - we've been having a lot of enrollments and I'm sure some withdrawals, so it will be interesting to see how many kids I still know when I get my updated list.
     
  5. Lynn K.

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    Out of 27, I don't know any of them really well. Many (eight or nine) are siblings of previous students. Two of them I know by reputation only (yikes!). We have two girls that are new to our school, and there are two returning students that I really can't place. I can usually learn their names relatively quickly.
     
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    Out of 19 kids, I only know 1. She is the younger sister of a student I had previously. The others are all mysteries to me ;)
     
  7. Ms.Jasztal

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    That's smart. I did that before my first year of teaching, too, and knew who was coming in when I saw them at Open House. :) I got a yearbook from the school to look at.

    I do that every year, actually- flip through the yearbook. I make lots of connections then.
     
  8. scooter503

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    Unless there is a new student, I will know all of mine. Granted, half of them I had last year (the joys of split grade classes, right?) The rest I had for lunch or recess duty last year (ah, small schools). So, no real surprises for me, unless some left that I'm not aware of.
     
  9. txmomteacher2

    txmomteacher2 Connoisseur

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    I don't know any of them. I am new to the community. Heck I barely know the other 7 teachers in the grade level or the other teachers at my school.
     
  10. peggy27

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    I moved from second to third this year so out of 28 students I am getting 5 of my students from next year. I know about some of the others from lunchroom talk and doing music as a grade level. We do Friday rotations this year so I'll get to teach all 140 of them!!
     
  11. heymiss

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    I'm a brand new teacher, so I don't know ANY of them. But I had lunch with the 3rd grade teachers last week and they told me about a few of the kids. Apparently it's a good thing my room has a ceiling fan because one kid in particular is a little fart machine. :help:
     

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