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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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  • 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 ...See More
    Jan 3, 2015 report post
  • 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 m...See More
    Sep 15, 2014 report post
  • 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 spe...See More
    Sep 12, 2014 report post
  • 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 n...See More
    Aug 24, 2014 report post
  • 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 provid...See More
    Aug 24, 2014 report post
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