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Thanks Bunki for the warning. My biggest class is 28, but today was my first
day and they stuck in another 6th. grade class (45 min.) without me knowing I
would get it. Today was A day so tomorrow it will all be repeated (B day)
except with new classes. I found out I have the 6th. grade schedule and the
7&8th. grade schedule which is way different. This is why they cannot keep
art I teacher there. I had 1 free hour today. My classes are a 7&8th. grade
(95 min) class, a 6th grade (45 min) class, a 90 min. planning period (only
had 1 hr.), two back to back 45 min. 6th. grades classes and a 7&8th. grade
95 min. class. Oh yeah, my 6th. graders are in blocks so I will get a new
batch in the spring.
What I guess I really need is some quick lessons for my 6th. graders.
All of my students seem wonderful so far. I spent all day going over
procedures, rules, discipline, supplies. I am cool with teaching, but I
would have liked to have been told about the 5 classes. Really I have 10
total classes over a 2 day period. What do yall think?
In a message dated 8/13/00 11:25:27 PM Central Daylight Time,
> when you have 34-36 kids in your class, you better
> be a damn good diciplinarian if you don't give grades. They catch on quick,
> and thankfully they're still 6th graders, but they STILL know the
> difference...and you will too. Trust me!>
> You might try doing what I did anyway last year. I posted "grades"
> (A,B,C,D,F) in my room so kids would know what they would have made. It
> didn't make the actual bubbled grade sheet but EACH student knew where they
> stood in my class. Also gave them a taste of how I would grade them. When I
> started doing that, they still felt like I was "grading" them and it helped
> with some of the problems.
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