2010年4月3日土曜日

giraffe class

Amy's class for the next year has been decided.

She is in giraffe class. With 31 other kids. Her 4 year old kinder class had 17 kids so this is a bit of a jump. The kinder is at bursting point with 206 kids enrolled for this year. There just aren't the classrooms to split the 5 year olds into three classes and keep the numbers down. Still it was a bit of a shock. Not that I'm particularly concerned that Amy's personality is one that means she will disappear into the crowd and be overlooked but I was just hoping for sub 25 for a 5 year old class.

But it's not as bad as it sounds. 32 kids but there are four teachers in the room. Two co-class teachers (a mother of 2 and a fresh-out-of-Uni girl) an assistant teacher (unqualified but she's been working at the kinder for years so knows what she's doing) and an integration aide for the boy with down syndrome. So lots of kids but lots of eyes on the kids as well. And a nice mix of experience and youthful exuberance.

I was looking through the class list and I do feel sorry for the teachers though. It's going to be tricky remembering names in this class. They have a Yusei and a Ryusei, a Rio a Ryo and a Ryoya, and a Ryota and a Yota. Wow. Only one Amy though!

Here's to a fun-filled giraffe year Amy!


3 件のコメント:

achan さんのコメント...

Oh what a big giraffe class!!! I guess they'll have to stand tall to be seen!!

I'm looking forward to seeing what teachers we'll have this year. There is only 3 (one I am not overly keen on) and I have 2 kids so someone is going to get the one mummy doesn't want.

Unfortunatly with only 50 kids give or take each year in the kindy we don't have the joy of finding out which class we will be in and with what friend. Same friends as the year before and it is always peach blossom, lily then violet class. Life is boring but it does help with stablilty and developing friendships.

Poor teacher having to remember those names. It is just like our class-Arisa, Risako, Rikako, Rio & Io. Ryusei, Ryuto and Rinto. But no Amy :( Have a great year Amy chan!!

Lulu さんのコメント...

WOAH! That is a lot of kids. Luckily there are 4 teachers though!! Will help Amy prepare for school too- havig so many kids to deal with.

Giraffe class sounds like it will be fun:-)

ps: we ate meat on good friday by mistake. I meant to do fish that day and completely forgot and had already thawed out the meat :-( It was actually SHUN that reminded me because he remembers not eating meat last year while we were in Australia. hehe

thefukases さんのコメント...

achan- wow, I thought Amy's teachers had it bad with names- that's crazy with a total of only 50, too! Hope you got the teachers you wanted!

Lulu- go Shun! My friend was only in Oz for a year, too. Must really stick in their minds, huh?