On 8/24/14, Jessie wrote:
> That is too many children in a K class without an aide.
> it would not be legal. A class with over 25 gets an aide
> course, sometimes they work around this and make 2
> share an aide half day). My number 1 advice to you is to
> provide space between the non-compliant students.
> feed on each others behavior. At the tables, on the
> in line put well-behaved students between your non-
> ones. That gives you a better chance of not having to
> fires all day and do some real teaching (better chance
> to learn, also!).
> On 8/24/14, AmyVictoria wrote:
>> Wow! I can't even imagine having that many kids, 2
>> age groups and especially 20 boys! We don't have
>> groups in my area. You have to be 4 to be in PreK and
>> must be at least 5 to start Kindergarten. The 2 age
>> are so different and have such different needs, so I
>> you for taking on such a task. All I can say is do your
>> best. You are only 1 person. If I were you, I would
>> some parent volunteers in to help you. Normally I
>> volunteers because I find it easier to just do things
>> but in your case you are going to need help. Also,
>> parents in the room will let them see exactly what you
>> to deal with and maybe they will be vocal about you
>> with your administration and school board. I hope
>> better for you.
>> On 8/23/14, K. Fair wrote:
>>> I have 27 students (7 girls, 20 boys... and about half
>>> them are still 4). It is a TK-K class in which the State
>>> California expects curriculum to be different for
>>> age groups. I guess I am just looking for some
>>> encouragement. We have been in school 5 days and
>>> been working on structure and routines. I want to
>>> teaching, but am finding it difficult with boys who
>>> each other, kick, hit, whine, are defiant, and have
>>> attention spans.
>>> Anyone else out there with this battle?