Does anyone know how many students you will have in your class for this coming school year? We aren't given our class lists until the morning of Open House (which stinks, but that's the way it is) and then they usually change a bit after that. I heard today from a coworker that we may have 27 or more students.

I had a group of 28 a few years ago with 5 inclusion students. It was a rough year! I am hoping that our numbers don't get that high. We had 25 last year and that was plenty!

I work in a private school so our numbers are lower. So far, I have 13 students and we max out in K at 16. This is the first year we received our class lists a week before our contracts start. But they made a huge deal about keeping it hush hush until they officially posted them. Usually we receive the lists a day or two after we return.

I will be having 18 this year and the other kinder will have 19. We get our class list in July. I would hate not knowing who I was getting until orientation. Yikes!!

The province mandates the class size maximum here. The maximum for K is 22. I never know how many I will have until the end of the first week of school and even then it can fluctuate. Many of our parents don't even bother to register until after school has started. I know for sure I have 3 special needs students this year as they have already registered. I think last count we were at 13 but the last two years I have ended up with at least 21.

I would love to get my class list before school stated! I end up labeling things after school has started, it stinks. Oh well that's life

I have 19 now, but they tend to stray in once the school buses start driving around the neighborhood. Last year I had 27 with major behavior issues. If I stay at 19 I'll have a dream year. Our district closes a classroom if we have less than 17...

So far I have 15-but I'm sure a few will register at the last minute so I'll end up having more. If we have more than 21 we get an aide. K is capped at 25 in my school.

I have 9 so far, and I start Monday. I may be moved to a different grade if enrollment bubbles there. I do not have a class list yet.

This sounds crazy to me, yet I read on Jessica Meachum's site that she had 10 the last time she had kinder. (and she was able to do some really cool things) I think she has 1st now.

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I will have 18 or 19 if no one else comes in. Last year I had 12 (the other teachers had 13 and 14 and the year before 18 while the others had 14 and 16.

I feel your pain! I'm up to 28 right now plus there are a few more days until school starts. The other teacher also has 28. We are desperately praying for the board to approve a 3rd teacher. Of course it all depends on $$ - what's new in education!! We could easily have 30 by the end of our first week. I'm REALLY not looking forward to having that many, but I guess I'll make do - did I mention no AC!!!!! AAAGGGHHH!!

We found out today the we may be up to 28 students. How in the world can I do all that we have to do in K with 28 students? My tables seat only seat 25!! I am in a panic. Plus, a new reading series this year. Help!

We have 4 kindergarten classes at my school. The other classes all have 18. I currently have 16. So I will get any new K. registrations. 10 girls and 6 boys is what is on my class list. The kids will start school on August 27 and the weather is getting hotter and I too have no AC - so I feel your pain there!

I like to have the kids names in as many places as I can around the room when they come to meet me and see the room the day before school starts. I don't know if I could live with no having my class list early!

there are 5 kindergarten classes at my school 1 class is at 19 the other 4 are at 18. We will still probably have a few more enroll though. Our state has a K-3 average of 22. It is no fun when you are at 22 in K and 3rd grade numbers keep you from getting a new teacher, that happened a few years ago.

I have 25. My district caps out at 34 in kindergarten. It's ridiculous if you ask me. When I came to teach, the current kindergaten teacher had 36 students. We split the kids. We each took 18. No matter what, I still love kindergarten!

I won't go over 25 this year, because full-day kinder is tuition-based (public school, 1/2 day is free), and there is a cap at 25. I wish I had 24, now I have to add a whole new table (they are hexagon tables, so I can't jam any more kids in a table).

25 is better than 27!

The half days have 20 and 21 so far, but they will probably get a few more. Still . . .I'm jealous.

The limit is 22....but we got a waiver to have more so now I have 24!!! I got my list today and that is including 5 inclusion students with no aide or para. I'm panicking a little, but hopefully if we will get another teacher!

I met 26 of my 27 students last night at open house. The good news is that while there are a ton of kids they seem calm. I only have about five I can tell that will be bouncing off the walls so that's pretty good. We cap at 30 and school hasn't started. The other classes are also high so we might end up at 30 which would mean I don't have enough chairs but it will all work out.

My first year in Kindergarten I had 27! It was a nightmare...our usual max is 25. 25 is too many also. I have 23 this year and it's not too bad. I do have an aide for 29 hours a week which is a blessing. How can you plan if you don't know your class size until late? I think that would be very hard. Have a great year!

we have 7 classes, we were planning on 6 but they let us add another teacher when they saw we had 18 per class already and knew more would be registering in August!!

We have 3 kindergarten classes, I have have 22 and the others have 21 and 23. I have 12 boys and 10 girls and 5 of my 22 are special needs students, with 2 more that have been red flagged to go to IAT! Little nervous with a new principal and a new reading program!

Last year I had 17 - this year we excessed a teacher due to economy and have 28 on each of our rolls. Our school is very transient and mostly shows up the first week to register so it is sure to continue to count. I've added more tables. Plus I teach an all girls class which is great But more girls = more drama possibilities

Ok, I beat you all, in a negative way. Last year, I had 32! However, I did go to observe in a K class 2 years ago at a neighboring district. The class population on the day we went was 40! I don't know what people are thinking!! The districts get away with it by saying that there are 2 teachers in the room, so they look at the ratio of teacher to student. But the theories of splitting the class into 2 groups to teach didn't work in both the school I observed in and the one I taugh for. We are reading first, so we have to teach whole group the majority of the time.

Thankfully, our district reinstated class size reduction, so we are SUPPOSED to be back to 20 each. I don't have my class list yet, so we'll see!

School starts Monday and as of 3:00 Friday we (5 kindergarten classes) were all at 23-24. There will be the slack parents who haven't yet registered their children yet, so by Monday morning, we should all have between 25-27 in our classes this year. We can have as many as 30. Let's hope that never happens.

As of now, we have 6 Kindergarten classrooms and we all have 9 students each. As usual some parents wait until the last minute to register their child. Last year we all had 19. Good news is a new school has just opened and is suppose to take some of our slack, maybe our class size will stay small. The things I could teach with only 9 kids

If we only had 9 kids in a class, they would very quickly get rid of some teachers! Where I live, Kindergarten isn't required so class size can be very high. I have a class of 28 (we start next week), but the other 2 teachers have 32. My classroom isn't really supposed to be for kindergarten, so it's much smaller and they just cap the number of students in the room because of that. Because we are Title I, we all have half-day aides.

At another school last year where my friend teaches, they had 36 in each kindergarten and didn't even get aides!