I was at 16 kids. What a wonderful, round, easily divisable number. Then a new student registered yesterday. Apparently this student was a student last year, and the mother just assumed the student was registered again for this year. It's a private school, and she never filled paperwork out or paid. Hello???? So, a week before school starts, I have to completely re-do all my class lists and buy one more of everything. This is a MAJOR pain, as most of the stuff I bought was sold in packs of 8, and I got two packs. Now I have to buy a whole 'nother set of mini-chip clips, as I need TWO more ($5.99 a pack for 8). I have to put together a whole 'nother welcome kit (I should have bought extras, but I didn't, so I'm going to have to hunt everything down again). I'm going to have to make up another writer's binder, another I-SPY binder, re-do my poster for reading pillows/chairs-EVERYTHING. This stinks. To make matters worse, it sounds like this mother has an air of entitlement (told to me by the principal), and was upset last year when her daughter was asked to have a classroom job. Yippee. I feel very sympathetic for all who have students added AFTER school starts.