Saturday, June 02, 2012

Kindy Rant and Roll

It's been a while since my last post.  I feel like I've been super busy, but who doesn't have time to upload some great photos of my kindy class?

My kindergarten class started out with 11 students, which is pretty big for one teacher to handle.  I have them pretty much all day, teaching them science, cooking, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary.  A Korean teacher teaches them grammar, and Anthony and another foreign teacher come  in to teach math and reading.

It's all inclusive and when I get home, I'm exhausted.  We're down to 8 kids.  The kindergarten business is pretty cutthroat.  Before, there were only private kindergartens and most of them were pretty expensive (especially English speaking).  Now, a law just passed that kindy has gone public, so everyone can send their kids.  It's great for parents, but now moms who are still willing to pay for private school are fickle and very picky.  We lost 3 kids because one mom convinced the other 2 to switch schools with her.  And I hear, she is still calling the other moms to try and convince them to leave my school, too.  But I'm so confused.  Who wants their kids in a bigger school, and a bigger class?  I think a small school, and a small number of kids would be ideal for the most attention paid for your kid.  PLUS my school has the highest English level in our area - meaning our students are speaking way more English than any other kindergarten.
BUT what can you do?  People are just over involved and proud.

So after that small rant, here are a few pics from our field trip to the amusement park.  Last Friday we also had mustache day.  I'll put up more pics on my flickr page..... but these are the best ones!


sneakypie9 said...

Loved mustache day pics!

Blackpetunia said...

And you thought you'd never have kids. Remember the appalled feeling you had about babysitting Gaven? You've come far, my friend.