We just did our class lists today, so I'm curious to see what other people have. Also, mention if you have an aide. I will have 20 students, no aide.

Nice, I'm so jealous of your aide! One of my friends has only 12 in her class, and another has 26 with a part-time aide (both kindergarten). It's just crazy how things vary so much.

I also have 20 3-6 yr olds, and there are two teachers in the space. In the afternoon I'll have 16 kindergartners, with 3 teachers. WE combine the k's from two classrooms in the afternoons.

I don't have a number for this year yet, but here are my numbers for the past 3 years. Year 1:16 with an aid for half the day Year 2:17 no aid Year 3:19 no aid

I have 22 right now - with no aide. However, I will be shocked if that number does not increase in the next month.

We had our basic numbers before school ended and I have 17 which includes a set of triplets. It is funny that we three sets of multiples coming to our K this year - 2 sets of triplets and one set of twins. Thankfully none are identical. I am shocked at how the numbers differ between 2 classes. We basically divide our kids up like a deck of cards and then go back to make sure they are balanced with gender.

I have a cap of 17 due to my room size (about half of the other classroom sizes) but the other teachers have 20-22 each year. We share one aide between 6 teachers so she comes for an hour 3 times a week but at the end of the year she often is pulling out small groups instead of coming to the class.

22 AM and 22 PM... no aide... 6 children with autism split between the two classes (they have an aide to work with all 3 of them at one time.) I also have all of the young students this year and one that is repeating after failing in a private school due to behavior problems... my principal thinks I can handel it, so he gave my partner 19 with no autism, no young students, and no know behavior problems! Fair? Don't think so! Life? Most definitely! LOL

Miss J - Don't you hate it when you are competent at something and get "rewarded" for it. That always seems to happen to me, as well - right now I have 13 boys, 6 girls, 2 with autism, 2 ELL. "But you're so good with them.....!##!#" Maybe I should suck 1 year - just kidding - I would never do that to the kids.

I know what you mean! It is like giving the kids who finish early more work that is not meaningful to complete while the others children work on just the original assignment.... But, I thought about it and decided I would be more upset if I knew he thought I couldn't do it! I was also a bit ticked since he knows that I am buying a house this year and getting married next summer, so he knows this is going to be a tough year for me outside of school and now it will also be a tough one for me in school! Such is life I guess! Maybe all the young ones will be great, you never know!

scmom and MissJ, I feel for you. I'm the one who always gets the difficult kids too because the other teacher usually complains how hard her class is, when in fact I'm the one with the kid with apraxia of speech and adhd, and I'm the one with the behaviorally challenged kid who got moved to my class because the other class couldn't deal with him. Seems she always gets attention for something or another because there's always something "wrong" in her class because she has no coping skills with these children. And, in the meantime, I keep working with these kids, keep moving them along, keep trying to improve my skills and knowledge, and just keep working and don't complain. I think all of us should unite and rise up against the incompetent teachers of the world. :lol:

I had 23 last year. Instructional aide for an hour and 15 minutes a day to help with math and small groups.

5 K teachers and I believe at the moment we're all at 21+ each. I'm sure this will go up as well. None of us have aids!

This doesn't happen to me, but I hate that, too. The reason I hate it, though, is that the other teacher might be completely competent. I'm the teacher who doesn't receive the "challenging" kids because I'm new (it's my 2nd year). I feel like the only way to learn is with experience, and my principal knows I can handle anything that comes my way. Sure, I might need to seek out more advice than the other K teachers who have been teaching for 14 years each, but I can do it. When my friend was doing her class list with the other K teacher at her school, the lady outright said (multiple times), "I'll take this child, because you can't handle him/her." It's her 2nd year teaching, but she has never even worked with this teacher before (she's transferring schools)!!! Sorry, for going a little off-topic, but I just thought I'd give you some perspective from the other side.

I have preschoolers, ages 3 through 5. This year I will have 17 of my children, and 5 children through an inclusion program. I also have 2 aides, and a "half" and aide who is there sometimes. And sometimes that is not even enough help! I always have several with toileting issues, so someone is always supervising in the bathroom!

I will have 22-25 kids without a para unless I have a high needs sp. ed. student. Which I will because I will have at least 3 severe EBD students!

So far I have 14 with 3 more days of registration. We usually have alot of sign ups in the final days and even the first week of school. We start next Thursday. I do have an aide for most of the day. She covers all the lunches and recess so it's not a full day. I have her from 8-10:30 and from 1:00 - 2:30. Last year I had 21 and the year prior 21 as well.

So far, I will have 19 kids. TWO sets of twins (there are supposed to be SIX sets of twins to split between our four Kinder classes, fertility drugs, anyone? ) No aide, but I don't really want one. I like being on my own.

18 I will have 18 this year with a full time aide in the am, We combine in the pm and have 30 3-5 yrs olds with four of us, 2 teachers, 2 aides.

So far I have 11 students that have put into my classroom. I teach transitional kindergarten at a preschool and people keep deciding to pull their kids from our program to avoid the cost of private school and move their children on to public kindergarten. I can only assume that is the result of the economy. There are two classes and we each have 11 kids. We will share one aide. I'm not realy happy about that, but we'll make it work.