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.