Got my roster today . . . do they not look

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  1. tchr4evr

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    Got my rosters today. 22 (AP), 18, 30, 13, 16. I know I'm not the only teacher 3rd block, why did they overload me? OOOh!. I can only fit 28 in my room if I want to walk around. I hope I lose a few.
     
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    I know that's never fun to feel overloaded with students. Please consider yourself lucky, though. My smallest class has 41. You have no idea what I'd do for a class of 30.
     
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    We have two courses at my school that are filled with the lowest academic level of students. Students that are at really low reading levels. Students that are in and out of jail, pregnant, on drugs, in the EC program, etc. Our average and bright students take other courses in the department.

    I am teaching one of those courses this semester. And that is it. No one else is teaching this course. Usually we have each take one section and spread it around the department. Not this year. I'm maxed out of space in my classroom and since no one else teaches the class, anyone that comes to the school or starts flailing in the other classes, will be added to my roster. I'm starting to get really bummed about it.
     
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    Caesar~any with more than 50?

    One of my co-workers has a class of 30 (could move to 32) and another co-workers has a class of 35. They don't have enough desks so some students were sitting on the floor!
     
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    Three of them, so far. :(
     
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    Yuck! :( I'm sorry! I always mention your class sizes when people talk about how many they have in a class.
     
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    Yikes! 50 kids in one room? Is that safe (and legal)?
     
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    Probably neither safe nor legal, but admin knows about it, so I feel kind of stuck.
     
  10. Mrs. K.

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    I've got 42 in one period, which is the top allowed by contract. My 12th grade colleague does too. I've got to scrounge around for three more left-handed desks tomorrow; it's the only way I can squeeze them all in.
     
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    Hooooly cow! I'll take my 30 and shut the heck up. Are you in Detroit or what? I'm sorry that all I can offer are prayers.
     
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    Wow, our classes max out at 33. Our enrollment is down this year so our classes are small. I can't imagine having that many kids in my room. I really don't know where I would put them!
     
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    I've maxed out at 45-- it was a 9th period Intro to Calculus class with a not-so-nice group of kids.

    Typical for my school is 32-40.
     
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    My goodness - I am going to stop complaining! :)
     
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    My largest classes this yeaar are 43 and my lowest is 22 but its a core replacement language arts class with really low kids.

    I shudder to think about 50!Because we are in a big migrant area its not out of the question to get 20 new middle school kids in the next few weeks. Our rooms are not built for the class sizes we have but oh well THANK GOD the kids have been EXCELLENT as far as behaviors go! It makes having that many bodies in the room much easier!
     
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    I've got two math and two science with 36 and 38 students! There is absolutely no room in my classroom.
     
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    That's a large jump from your other classes to 30 in your 3rd period. You might just mention it to your principal and see if it was an oversight.
     
  18. BioAngel

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    Geez-- okay I'll stop complaining with my "large" class of 20 students. I was student teaching a science class of around 40 students and some how it worked out perfectly fine. But I can't imagine any learning getting done when some students have to sit at desks or on the floor :(
     
  19. tchr4evr

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    I'll survive

    At least I don't have fifty. My first year in this room I had 35, inclusion, so it was all behavior problems, and I had 3 adults plus myself. 15 of those kids were inclusion (illegal). I hope this isn't inclusion, it doesn't look like it, I know some of the kids. I talked to the custodian today about getting desks, (I'm going to set up for 28), and he said he'd try, but he has to find 28 desks and chairs for someone's classroom, so he doesn't know if he can find 6 for me. I do wonder if some of it is requests, although we don't normally accept them, because 4 of the kids in there are theatre kids who wanted me as their English teacher so badly. And one I have a really great repoire (?) with his grandmother, and she may have requested me. I will survive. It will even out, I have faith. Just the initial shock.
     
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    Wow, we don't have 50 in an entire graduating class. Last year, we graduated 26. I don't know how I would deal with 40 students in a class.
     
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    It is frustrating, though, when you have differences in time or number but it's the same class. Because you plan on only having a certain number of preps but when you have those differences, you almost have to add a prep because you have to plan them differently. You can't teach a class of 30 and 16 the same way. I would almost just rather have all the classes be 30.

    I also have this problem because our lunch classes are 15 minutes longer than other classes, and our last period always gets cut short because of announcements. Last year I had the same class 5th and 8th period and there was almost 25 minutes difference between the two classes and I had to have extra plans for 5th period.
     

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