Your Upcoming Students- How many do you know?

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    Out of 23...
    -I know 7 of them very well. A few of the parents I know have already told me they're REALLY looking forward to this year. (Yikes.) :huh: (What if the teacher's still just a bit tired...? LOL.)
    -I have seen 13 more walk down the hallways over the years. I have known their faces and names for a while.
    So this is good... I know and will recognize 20 of them immediately.
    -I have heard of 21 of them prior to receiving the list. One I've heard of; I have just never met her because she moved in the middle of third grade and came back for this coming year, apparently.
    -I have never seen two of my girls or one of my boys- or just never knew I have seen them.
     
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  3. WindyCityGal606

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    I know 13 of mine because they were students in my last year's S.S. class. The other 13 are kids I've only seen in passing in the halls.
     
  4. FarFromHome

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    I won't get my class list until Wednesday and school starts the following Monday! I'm on a military base and we get a lot of new students every year-so I probably will not know very many of them!
     
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    I know 11 of them because I loop with half my class (2nd/3rd grade). I also know 7 of my new kids because of having daughters in the same grade, so they are in clubs or just friends with each other. Four of them I know by name and sight but not well enough to say I know them.
     
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    I know one of them well because he was in a club I sponsored last year. I know one of my girls really well because I was her teacher in 2nd, 3rd, and now again in 6th grade.
     
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    I have known or seen all of my students but one, who is new to the school.

    Six of my students were in my class last year.
    I taught 2 others in summer school.
    The rest I know by face from just being around the school.

    What I do know is that my class has MANY kids with special needs including 3 kids with aspberger's, 3 kids with dyslexia (at least), 1 w/ severe motor issues and 2-3 kids with ADHD. That means that over half my class has some sort of special needs!!
     
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    All 11 of them. Since birth. And I know their siblings, and their parents. I went to school with 3 of the parents. I know whose aunt just got out of jail, and whose mom doesn't want him and dumped him with HER sister. I know that one just had a beloved grandmother die last year (she was really close to the community) and one just found out he's going to be a big brother. I saw nearly all of them at fair, so I know who got what, and who didn't. And almost every day this summer, I would see at least 4 or 5 of them at the pool.

    Ah, small towns. In some ways good...but some ways not. There's no hiding!
     
  9. MissCeliaB

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    I won't get my lists until tomorrow (well, later today) and school starts on Monday. I may know one or two.
     
  10. loves2teach

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    Out of all of mine, most I knew from the hallway last year. 2 are siblings of past students. A few were either new to the school, or they must have hidden under a rock last year. I had 3 parent requests... one was the one of the siblings and two were the ones I didn't know.

    One of my siblings is one I really, really, really wanted to have. I am hoping to really make an impact this year with that one :)
     
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    of my 23 kids, I have two who I had their older sibling, and I know one more. That is it! that is the difference in Kindergarten, you many times do not know them!
     
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    Of my 30 students I would say I know 1/2 of them due to siblings whom I have taught in the past or seeing them at church.

    In fact ~ One of my future second graders sat next to me at Mass last Sunday. He was crawling around under the pew and crawling on his mother's lap all during the service!! :eek:hmy: He is a petite little child and I truly thought he was going into Kindergarten until his Mama introduced me to him!!! Ah, energy!!! :dizzy::dizzy:

    It's nice knowing some of the students for sure, especially when it comes to memorizing all those names as quickly as possible!

    :love:
     
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    I know all my students!! I'm looping with them to 1st grade. 10 of them were in my K classroom last year and the other 6 were in the K room next door. We did some activities together so I have a pretty good idea of who they are and how they will behave!

    I was a little scared at first to have them again...but the more I think about it the more I am realizing the perks!! Hee hee...they won't get away with much this year! :p
     
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    I won't know any. This is their first year in the school.
     
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    I've done a cursory count and came up with 152 on my rosters. It might top 175 before I'm done. I've never taught the 1st graders nor the 2nd graders. Last year when the the 3rd graders were 2nd graders, I had them for a few weeks. Last year's 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are coming to me as 4th, 5th, and 6th. I know a majority of their names and will offer an estimate of 100 students who I know by face and name.
     
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    I had 17 out of my 27 last year...4 came from the other 1st grade teacher that moved and the rest are new to me. We do 2 year loops. I would have had 4 more I knew but they were retained.
     
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    I have siblings/cousins of former students as well.

    Some I have known a REALLY LONG time. Three are employees' kids, so I have watched them grow a little over time. Two came to the school last year, though the assistant principal was my teacher in sixth grade and I think I remember in later high school when he and his wife were going to have their first child. Then one student came to all but one of my Feed and Read (read-a-thons) last year because her cousin was in my class. I know her grandmother well. Another had an older sibling in my room a while ago- it seems like forever ago. Another had a sibling in my high reading class two years ago. A few I remember from when they were really young for some reason, and a few have stand-out names one cannot forget. I interviewed one of my boys and one of my girls for the school newspaper when they were in kindergarten. One of my girls has always had the most beautiful long blond hair and blue eyes, and I remember thinking how darling a little girl she was when she was back in kindergarten. It's strange how time passes quite quickly.
     
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    I have 3 who are younger siblings of prior students - this is a first for me, and I'm so excited to work with the families again. 3 of my students are children of PTA parents, and 1 is the son of an EA.

    Our grade level did some collaborating on special activities last year so I became familiar with the students coming up to third. It's so nice for us AND the kids.
     
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    I had a parent at Meet Your Teacher exclaim to another parent, "We asked for the best, and we got the best!!!"

    I'm very flattered to be well-known in the community, but I hope I live up to my reputation!! :D
     
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    I have 19 kids so far and know only a few. 1 know because he was very tricky for his last year's teacher. I am going to make it work with him this year and really really really promise to love him!
     
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    I know all 14 of mine. They were all in our 3rd grade class and there are no new students in my class this year.
     
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    I don't know any of them because it is my first year teaching. But I have been looking at pictures from last year so I can start to try and recognize a few!
     
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    I know 5 out of my 23 already. I probably have seen all the others, just haven't put the name with the face yet. I do have the sister of 1 of my student's from this year.
     
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    Out of 10 K students I will have 5 of them. I don't know which 5 yet. I haven't worked with pre-k so I don't know them well but I do know them by face and when I see them I can probably name most of them. I see them in the gym for bus duty and at recess. One will be brand new to the school. One of them hugged me everyday last year. That's the kid I probably know the best and I only know him by hug. Typically as an aide I knew most of the kids in all grades from 1st through 4th and some in Pre-K, K and 5th. It depended on which classes I worked with. This year, as I embark on my first teaching year, I am a little bit excited that I don't know the students that well. It'll be a clean slate and I look forward to building a rapport. At the same time I am glad I don't have to memorize 20 names and will likely be able to put names to faces having call most of them for bus duty.
     
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    When I got my initial class list last week, I had 23 students. I had 9 of them in my class last year and another 5 in my reading group, so I know 14 of them very well. Another 8 of them I know from seeing them in the halls and around school. I have one that is new to our school this year that I don't know at all.

    However, we don't start school until September 9 and our student population is very transient. So I'm not sure what the class list I get in early September will look like - we've been having a lot of enrollments and I'm sure some withdrawals, so it will be interesting to see how many kids I still know when I get my updated list.
     
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    Out of 27, I don't know any of them really well. Many (eight or nine) are siblings of previous students. Two of them I know by reputation only (yikes!). We have two girls that are new to our school, and there are two returning students that I really can't place. I can usually learn their names relatively quickly.
     
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    Out of 19 kids, I only know 1. She is the younger sister of a student I had previously. The others are all mysteries to me ;)
     
  28. Ms.Jasztal

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    That's smart. I did that before my first year of teaching, too, and knew who was coming in when I saw them at Open House. :) I got a yearbook from the school to look at.

    I do that every year, actually- flip through the yearbook. I make lots of connections then.
     
  29. scooter503

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    Unless there is a new student, I will know all of mine. Granted, half of them I had last year (the joys of split grade classes, right?) The rest I had for lunch or recess duty last year (ah, small schools). So, no real surprises for me, unless some left that I'm not aware of.
     
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    I don't know any of them. I am new to the community. Heck I barely know the other 7 teachers in the grade level or the other teachers at my school.
     
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    I moved from second to third this year so out of 28 students I am getting 5 of my students from next year. I know about some of the others from lunchroom talk and doing music as a grade level. We do Friday rotations this year so I'll get to teach all 140 of them!!
     
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    I'm a brand new teacher, so I don't know ANY of them. But I had lunch with the 3rd grade teachers last week and they told me about a few of the kids. Apparently it's a good thing my room has a ceiling fan because one kid in particular is a little fart machine. :help:
     

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