Don't know what to do with myself....

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  1. kburen

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    As of now (kids come in on Sept. 4) I only have 14 students on my list and one of those is special needs, so it looks like I'll only have 13 kids all day. :eek: I just don't know what to do with myself!! Small groups will REALLY be SMALL groups! I'm tickled :D
     
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    I won't tell the fifth grade teachers in my building; right now they are sitting at 27 each.
     
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    Wow, you are soooo lucky! We are all sitting around 23 each, which is small to me. I'm used to 26!
     
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    I have 26 and that's good aparently!!! We usually have 30 plus. I'm crossing my fingers that I won't get more. I just can't imagine have 13 kids!
     
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    Lucky you!:woot:
    Last year I had 34. I hope this year is smaller.
     
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    Last week, we had 23, 22, 22. As of yesterday morning we had 25, 25,24 (I was the 24). Then I lost one and was at 23 again. Then, in the middle of parent night, I was given a new student, putting me at 24. By the END of parent night I was back to 23!! Grrr.... I have been unable to put names on things because of all this!!! Even worse, I can't put names in the gradebook or number them! :eek: Hopefully nothing changes before the first day on Monday!!

    But, I over heard the mother of my "problem" child say they were moving because she has a new job, which is causing over a 90 minute commute, including going through Charlotte :eek: where traffic is awful!! So, I may be losing him!! :)
     
  8. darlindg

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    I'm so jealous!

    Just found out I have 31 including 5 special education students. I'll make it work but I can't say I am not a teensy, tiny bit envious of your small class size!!!
     
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    Where in Va do you teach? I teach in Va and I just got my class list. I have 23 (still not too bad though:0) )
     
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    I'm in Maryland and right now I have 15 students. I love it :)
     
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    I had only 11 students as of last Friday. Then I was told that the other fifth grade teacher would not be joining us at our school this year and that I was the only fifth grade teacher. I now have 21. Hopefully it will stay like this. I teach at a really small school and everyone else has super small class sizes! Make matters worse, I start school in Monday and my classroom is not finished because our school was not ready for us until Wednesday! On top of that, we did tons of professional development and I had to go out of the building on Friday. I stayed at school until 9 last night and went in today from 8-4. Ahhhh!!!!! Sorry for going off on a tangent!
     
  12. osutx

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    Do you all not have a cap for the amount of students you can have? How can you effectively teach 31 kids? I can't believe your parents are not upset by your numbers. At my school, once we all get 26 then they hire a new teacher. I take my hat off to all of you. I find it hard to teach 26. I'm so excited that I will have several fewer students this year.
     
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    I believe the cap in NYC is 32 kids.
     
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    8 kids
     
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    Our cap is 38. Grading writing for 34 students was very difficult!
     
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    uclalum-
    Wow! A cap at 38; do you get an aide at any point? Our fifth grade gets an aide if they hit 29.
     
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    Some parts of the year I did. But since I didn't have the class with English Language Learners, I wasn't top priority in terms of assisstance.
     
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    How do the legislators in your state sleep at night? I cannot believe you all are expected to teach so many children.
     
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    You are all very lucky! I am sitting at 33 and the numbers keep going up! Be happy with your low numbers. Our school is growing as they are busing students from three different schools until they can build a new one to accomodate everyone! It is okay though, I love them all!
     
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    My hat is to all of you! I am at a private school and I have 14 in one class and 12 in another and I am still freaking out a little!
     
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    I'm teaching in Dinwiddie, VA
     
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    I will have 20 students.
     
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    As of right now I 28
     

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