Starting Over

25 Sep

I was getting so excited that my students were finally getting used to the rules/procedures of my class.  We were getting to the point where I didn’t have to explain everything  to them.  They were getting accostomed to Mrs. Boganwright’s class.

Then Thursday happened and one of my teacher nightmares came true.

The students got all new schedules.  We started off the school year with too many students.  We knew ahead of time that we were going to have more students than we had teachers, but the district would not allow us to hire another teacher until we could prove that those extra 100 kids actually showed up on campus.  So our administration and staff had to create 1,100 schedules they knew they would have to do all over again.  We had up to 45 students in some classes and we had about 5 weeks to figure things out to get class sizes back down to 35 per class. 

But this was 7th grade.  I thought 8th grade would not be as affected.

Wrong.

Starting last Thursday, about 75% of my students are brand new to my class.  I have to start all over while trying  not to lose days for instruction.   I’m a little stressed.

Poor me, but poor kids too.  They need consistency and for now, they have chaos.

One Response to “Starting Over”

  1. Tricia Boganwright (Mom) September 28, 2010 at 6:13 p09 #

    I’ll be praying…….

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