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I have 27 students (7 girls, 20 boys... and about half of them are still 4). It is a TK-K class in which the State of California expects curriculum to be different for these two age groups. I guess I am just looking for some encouragement. We have been in school 5 days and have been working on structure and routines. I want to start teaching, but am finding it difficult with boys who blow on each other, kick, hit, whine, are defiant, and have very short attention spans.

Anyone else out there with this battle?
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Jessie That is too many children in a K class without an aide. In VA, it would not be legal. A class with over 25 gets an aide (of course, sometimes they work around this and make 2 teachers share an aide half day). My number 1 advice to you is to provide space between the non-compliant students. They often feed on each others behavior. At the tables, on ...See More
Aug 24, 2014
Flacka Are you by any chance in PWC? I always thought the "rule" about a class with 25 or more was a PWCS rule, not the law.

On 8/24/14, Jessie wrote: > > That is too many children in a K class without an aide. In VA, > it would not be legal. A class with over 25 gets an aide (of > course, sometimes they work around this and make 2 t...See More
Aug 24, 2014
Dana On 8/23/14, I feel your pain wrote: > I don't know what a TK-K class is but the fact you have > 27 kids is a challenge in and of itself. I teach full day > K and few of my students have been to any sort of > school before so I spend a long time just acclimating > them to the whole idea of school. We do a lot of > singing and movin...See More
Sep 12, 2014
DonnaR/CA On 8/23/14, I feel your pain wrote: > I don't know what a TK-K class is

TK is Transitional Kindergarten -- children who turn 5 between Sept 1st and Dec 3rd can still attend Kinder this year before the date changes officially to Sept. In most schools, there aren't enough of these students to form a straight TK, so they demand that the ki...See More
Sep 15, 2014
myrose Hi K Fair,

I was wondering, now that the year is half over, how are things going for you? Did you find a way to work things out so that your kinders get all their curriculum and your TKs get the differentiated curriculm? Did you ever get an aide or some help of some kind with your class?

myrose

On 8/23/14, K. Fair wrote: ...See More
Jan 3, 2015


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