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Various rantings, thoughts and points of view from a 29 yr old father living in Canberra.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
New year. New class. New teacher. For some...
My 6yr old started Yr.1 yesterday. The real start of school with numbers and not a letter :P
She seems to like school, but sometimes gets intimidated with loud noises and lots of kids. So it was to her delight that she found out yesterday that she had the same teacher, and the same classroom as last year.
She's in a composite K/1 class, which is a little unfortunate from my point of view. It would have been better for her to have a new environment around her for the new year, in my opinion.
The reason is that there are 24 Kindergarteners this year, and the maximum you are allowed in a class in 20.
Being a public school, it must conform to the rules laid down, and in this case the rule is quite strict of Kindergarten that classes don't exceed this size at the start of the schooling year. If they grow during the year, that's ok.
So, there are 2 composite classes with a mixture of K's and 1's, and then a few 1's (the brainiacs/mature ones) are in a composite 1/2 class.
She has a great teacher, and I am sure she will separate the kids and make sure that the 1's don't get dragged back to the K level, and vice-versa, but I bet it will be a struggle for the first few weeks.
Not only that, but the teacher has had a name-change over the holidays. From Mrs. to Ms. Bugger!
But Fee is happy. One less kid at home to cause trouble. Now if only our 3yr old was old enough for pre-school. (only 1 more year!)
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