Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 2!

I'm scared friends. I have 16 hot bodies. Yes, I already lost one friend. :( If things don't change with numbers....some scary crap is gonna go down.

I shouldn't fret about something I can't control...but oh my word, I don't want to move kiddos around. It's so hard on them and on the staff. I'll do it if I have to and with a (fake) smile but I don't have to like it.

If they gave me 2 kiddos from Mrs. 4th Grade, all three of us would have 18. That would be PERFECTION. This group needs small classes, they are so low academically it would be beneficial to have small classes. Budget-wise....*sigh*

I hate this transitional stuff. It's hard to know if I should even bother teaching anything because I could get 10 new kids in a few days.

Aside from that, these two days have been soooooo awesome. I will cry if my class composite changes because it will be a challenge for many reasons--mainly with so many behavior kiddos potentially coming to us (I gotta hand it to Mrs. 4th Grade, she is holding her own with them all!).

The last time I had an awesome start to the year and then a crazy transition was the worst year of teaching ever. I would prefer not to repeat that. Pray that I either magically find 4 bodies for my class or they decide to look at data and leave us be so we can really get these kids where they need to be.

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  1. I had 14 kids today. That is literally HALF of the class size that I had last year. I actually have 20 kiddos but 5 were absent today and one just enrolled so he will start tomorrow. At one point 2 kiddos were out of the room being tested by the ELL teachers, so I had 12! I WISH that was a normal class size. It would be amazing.

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    1. Yeah it would! I really don't want to fret too much until I know for sure....but last year they waited until FIVE WEEKS into the year to move kids and that is not fair to anyone. If they are going to do this, they need to just do it and get it done....but man 16 kids is FABULOUS.

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  2. We started higher than we are now and I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop! In our first grades, we have anywhere from 19 to 22 kids. And I'm losing one on Friday. :(. I would love to have 20-21 kids after last year's mess, but I think it's too good to be true. Good luck! I hope we all get to keep what we've got and actually teach rather than babysit!

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