How old is your first group of students?

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  1. kellzy

    kellzy Comrade

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    I got my first teaching assignment, 6th grade, when I was 20 years old. One of those sixth graders came back to visit me today. I hadn't really thought about it, but he told me he was graduating this year. I couldn't believe it when I realized that my first group of students I ever taught are going out into the world, especially considering, I myself haven't even hit age 30 yet.
    Made me wonder where other teachers stand. How old is your first group of kiddos?
     
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  3. MrsC

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    I started teaching when my son was in Grade 5; those students are now the same age as he is--24.
     
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    ok I was teaching math in middle school (6-8th) in 1978 so let me think.......I guess some are hitting 50 now or have already.
     
  5. gr3teacher

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    My first two groups of SPED students (I taught fifth grade in year one, and sixth in year two) would be tenth graders this year. The part that's harder to handle though is that the sweet, lovely 2nd graders I student taught would be eighth graders this year!
     
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    My first group of 8th graders graduated in 1999. So they are around 34 or so. But when I student taught, I had a senior who was 19. She would be over 40 now.

    However, my original group of first graders are now 20.
     
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    My first position was a multi level position. I taught k-4. Those 4th graders are now about to graduate. One of them even has a child of her own. My first kindergarten class are finishing up their 7th grade. Time does fly by when you are having fun.
     
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    My first sixth graders are currently turning 21, according to sometimes drunken Facebook posts.
     
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    My first group of seniors graduated in 2000 so they are in their early 30's which is what I was when I taught them!!
     
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    My first group of 7th graders are now 22 and mostly college graduates.
     
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    My first group of 2nd graders are now juniors in high school.
     
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    My first group of students, preK children, are now in their 40's.
     
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    My first group of 1st graders are now in jr. high school. 2 of them are apparently student body officers.
     
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    Ha, technically my first group of students are all the same age as they were then, since this is my first full year.

    However, I'm realizing that the class I student taught in are in high school now - 9th/10th grade, and graduating in a couple years. Yikes!
     
  15. teacherguy111

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    Mine are only in 5th grade lol. I taught 3rd grade my first year teaching. Now teaching 7th grade.
     
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    My first group of 9th graders are in their freshman year in college. (Assuming they graduated high school... :rolleyes: )
     
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    The first group I student taught (5th graders) are now 18/19 and hopefully freshmen in college. The second group I student taught (1st Grade) should be in 9th grade.

    My first year was all mixed up in different classrooms but the 2 main ones I was in was again 1st and 5th, so they should be in 8th and 12th grades.
     
  18. waterfall

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    My oldest students from my first year would now be 9th graders...I'm only on year 5!
     
  19. Ima Teacher

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    My first group of students turns 40 this year!
     
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    Mine are graduating high school!!!
     
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    My student teaching group of fourth graders is 32. I'm 11 years older than these students.

    My first third grade class turns thirty.
     
  22. scholarteacher

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    My first students that I taught when I started out teaching music are 37 this year. I don't get it. I'm barely that old myself! :) LOL!
     
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    My oldest former students would be in their mid-30s now... crazy! I work with so many teachers younger than that!
     
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    They are graduating high school this year. Which is crazy!
     
  25. TeacherNY

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    My first group of students were around 13 when I started teaching so...they are around 30. That's funny...I'm only 29 (again) :lol:
     
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    Haha!!!

    I know when I turned 30 I told people I was 29 & 1!!! LOL!!!
     
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    From my first official teaching job, the kids are 16-17 now since I taught them when they were in 8th grade. I taught as an after school tutor before then though, so some of those kids are already graduated and in college (but it was a range of kids from 7th to 9th grade).
     
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    My first group of 3rd graders would be in 10th grade now.
     
  29. Leatherette

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    My first year was high school in 1995, so they'd be 34 to 38 now! I'm only 43.
     
  30. 232employad

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    I started teaching when my son was in Grade 4 and the students of those group are now working on various jobs profiles.
     
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    My first group of kids at this school are sophomores in college. I had them as seniors. I am teaching my first sophomore group again as seniors. It's my first group I've gotten to teach twice. From here on out, every senior I have I'll have taught as sophomores, which is pretty cool!
     
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    My first students are around 32! A few of them teach in my school now, so it was funny at first when they hesitated calling me by my first name. (Luckily, they are over that now.) I am not too much older than them, since I was right out of college when I started teaching. I still have my old grade books with their grades from my class, too!
     

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