School starts next week and we got our class lists today. The first grade teachers have between 27 and 30 students. I teach in an urban district, and we always have a large number of students register on the first day of school. We expect that by the end of the first week there will be at least 30 students in each class. I am still in shock. Last year I had 24 students for most of the year. I liked that number. How do you handle a class this large? To make matters worse, due to construction delays, today was the first day we were allowed in our classrooms. The new AC still doesn't work right and the building is so humid that the floors and walls are covered in water. The last thing we need is a student or a teacher to slip and fall.