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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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  • I feel your pain 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 ide...See More
    Aug 23, 2014
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  • AmyVictoria Wow! I can't even imagine having that many kids, 2 different age groups and especially 20 boys! We don't have mixed age groups in my area. You have to be 4 to be in PreK and you must be at least 5 to start Kindergarten. The 2 age gr...See More
    Aug 24, 2014
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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 provid...See More
    Aug 24, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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