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    My neighbors 2nd grader had 32 kids at the beginning of the year. She pulled him and put him in private. My husband had 41 kids in his 6th grade stand alone class last year, he felt like most days it was just daycare. It is insane here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    My neighbors 2nd grader had 32 kids at the beginning of the year. She pulled him and put him in private. My husband had 41 kids in his 6th grade stand alone class last year, he felt like most days it was just daycare. It is insane here.
    41 kids! wow! my high school classes were not even that big! I actually had many university classes smaller then that as well, then again I majored in math at a liberal arts school...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    15 kids in kindy? Wow, I would love that! My kids would still be in public school if class sizes were that small. DD2 is the only one that was in kindy in public school and she had 28 in her class, with only instructional aid time 2 days a week.

    That is nuts, and yeah, our kids would be in private too if that were the case. 28 sounds like trying to herd cats at 5 years old!

    At 20 they have to have a full time class room aide, and at 23 they are required to hire another teacher/create a 4th class. We did have 17 but one child needed all day and one child moved away mid year. 15 does thrill us, as they have two reading specialists who come in 3x's/week for small group work.

    I do wish our kindergarden was full day, however. Half day is slightly shorter than their preschool was last year. It seems a little silly, honestly. They also are supposed to bring a snack. Really? A SNACK? They barely are gone? ;/

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    The curriculum that I use is academically challenging. It has you reading simple words by the end of pre-school. This is also the curriculum that many of the private schools around here use, so if she were to go to private school the following year, it would be expected that going into Kindergarten that you were at least ready to go right into reading.
    Interesting. I always just thought that was where kids were supposed to be, developmentally wise? My kids were doing that just from doing silly games around the house or having access to site word games or workbooks or talking to them while cooking and stuff. Maybe I am a homeschooler and didn't even know it!

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    We have full day here. I wasn't thrilled about it at first but now I see what a great idea it is. Kindergarten is the best year of school ever.
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