You all know I started the year with 32 kids of which 12 were still 4 years old. A few weeks ago I lost my first student and will be losing another in a few days. The first moved suddenly to Mexico, the other is moving to a private school that has a smaller number of kids. Well this week our school board voted to bring back class size reduction in grades K, 1 and 2. They really wanted it for Kindergarten being that so many families leave our district for neighboring districts that offer smaller class size. However, in order to offer it for Kindergarten, you have to reduce grades 1 & 2 first. They also voted to change our school to a K-3 only and make the school up the street our sister school with grade 4-6. They hope this will help to illuminate combination classes. I am already looking forward to having a smaller class next year. It has been three years since we did away with CSR and each year our class sizes go up. As of now we can have 33 kids being paid overages starting at 30. I did like the overages, but I'll like knowing I'm actually teaching and students are learning a whole lot more. Turn your love of working with children into a teaching job with Guide to Career Education.
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