Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day

Today was the first day of school. I only had 17 kiddos! Wouldn't that be an awesome class size? Unfortunately if more kiddos don't show, crazy things could happen and I could gain 10 kids. :/ I really hope that doesn't happen because I LOVED my little bitty class today. Only one friend who needs a "come to Jesus". He will find out fast I SO do not play.

I feel bad for our new 4th grade teacher. We were so strategic with how we placed these kids last spring and it seems like my tough ones and Mr. 4th Grade's tough ones left but hers didn't :(

We always get more kids on day 2-3 so hopefully I'll get more kids and they will be able to leave our classes alone. I really would hate to go down to 2 4th grades and increase our classes that much. Mathematically we could do 2 4th grades with 27 and 28 each :/ Praying they don't do that. This group NEEDS a small class size.

Ah well. Whatever happens happens...I just hope it doesn't :)


  1. Having a small class myself (only 16 this year!), I can easily say that it is one of my favorite things! I hope you get just enough kiddos to keep a small-ish class size-it's a lot of fun!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

    1. The smallest I've ever had is 20 and that was when Reading First was still a big thing and we had a grant. I would love to keep my class this teeny but sadly it probably won't happen if more friends don't show up in the next couple of days.

      The biggest concern is that if we end up with only 2 4th grades, we'll both be at the top of the amount of kids and it leaves so little room for new kids later.

  2. I am right there with you hoping that our class sizes stay as they are. I have 19 and compared to the 28 I ended the year with last year, I am in heaven!