Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by MrsCK, Nov 27, 2012.
Nov 27, 2012
Just curious about everyone's class size! I started with 22 and have 19 now.
I've had the same 24 kids since the first day of school (no one has moved or transferred). Our cap in 2nd grade is 24 students.
28 in a split grade 5/6 class. It's one of the smallest from grades 4-8 in my school.
I have 21 at the moment. Hoping it doesn't go any higher, it's just not fair for the kids.
I have 25, down from 26 in August. The cap in 5th grade is 28.
14 (15 when my homeschooler decides to show up) and it's a perfect number!
I'm afraid if I type it, I'll get a new one tomorrow!
12, and they are a cool bunch!
Nov 28, 2012
We do ability level regrouping throughout the day, so my class size varies.
29 in GT reading/language arts (WAY too large for what I'm being asked to teach)
23 for Essential Curriculum math
22 for science, social studies
I'll probably have those same numbers all year because the school's student mobility rate is low.
22, haven't lost or added any yet.
16 in 3rd
22 in 4th
17 in 5th
I had 19 but I'm down to 18.
Started with 19, then 20, now 19 again. I love it. Classes this small are a rarity in southern CA, but my charter school maintains them. After student teaching with 34 in sixth grade and 32 in second, this is a dream come true.
Nov 29, 2012
34 second graders??? How did you get anything done?
I had 21 one but am down to 20 now. We cap at 23.
16, which is on the high end of average at my small parochial school.
I have 22 special education students assigned to my caseload that I see at various times during the day as I co-teach.
For my inclusion Language Arts blocks, one class has 28 and one class has 30. My inclusion math class has 30.
Class size is now down to 18
I started with 20, and I'm up to 21. The other 2nd grade classes have 24 each (I have a higher SPED population).
Nov 30, 2012
I have 23-the same that I started with. I have a weighted count of 25. The cap is weighted count of 28. I have one of the highest counts in our grade level.
I have 416. I teach music. The average class size is 24. There are some classes that have 26.
At that point, since all my fieldwork had been in southern California public schools with enormous class sizes, I was sadly used to it. Now that I've seen the other side, I don't think I can ever go back to that! We couldn't meet with every small group every day, for one thing, and the kids obviously got way less individualized attention overall. The first grade classes at that school had at least 30, and now that I'm teaching first, I just cannot fathom it...
Dec 1, 2012
I have about 1,030. My classes range from 18-33 students. The 4th and 5th grade classes all have really high numbers. I wish we could hire another teacher per grade level!
Dec 2, 2012
last year I had 27 first graders and it was awful. i felt like i was literally always stepping on, bumping into, tripping over and squeezing past a student and/or a piece of furniture.
this year I have 21 kids and it's like night and day
Dec 3, 2012
Started w/ 21, but quickly went to 20. We supposedly cap at 22...
Dec 6, 2012
32!!!! Welcome to California...
32 second graders?
Which part of CA are you from? My area of CA seems to cap at about 24 kids (in 2nd grade).
I started with 24 and now am at 22.
That actually did happen to me two days after I posted! Lol!!!
Dec 7, 2012
I am in Salinas, California. We got rid of class size reduction about 3 years ago. It is insane--I feel like a prison guard sometimes and other times a ring master with about 5 different acts happening. I truly feel bad for the kids...The kids are needier every year since they have all had large class sizes and there is not time to develop their social needs.
Dec 13, 2012
I have 27 grade 3/4 kids - on the high side of normal for here. Next year I look like starting with 25, average size.
HA! Got a new student Tuesday. Why did I ask? :lol: