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Hello Leslieville Kindergarten parents,
I was wondering how big are your Full day kindergarten classes.
My twin girls go to Bruce right now the classes are 33 and 35 a lot bigger then what the Ontario Government is showing in their high rotation commercials portraying FDK.
Can everyone pipe in and let me know how many kids are their FDK class and what school.
And how does their in-school lunch hour work? Who is monitoring the FDK kids?
Roden is phasing in FDK this year and so far it's been a gong show.
They have 3 classes with about 34 in each. The holistic school housed in the same school as Roden (Equinox) is NOT phasing in FDK this year and i'm unsure of their class sizes.
My friend's son has just started JK at Bruce and she mentioned the class size was just as bad as at Roden.
Our principal mentioned that they're trying to get another class going to lower the numbers.
Gong show is exactly the same work I use when my girls started last week.
At Bruce they are getting another class room ready so hopefully in a couple of weeks it will get better.
Parents are trying to ensure it they make 3 full classes not 2 big ones and small half class.
I hope they are adding another class at Roden too.
Reading your post I'm thinking we don't have it that bad.
Looks like the neighbourhood is really filling up with breeders pumping out Kindergarten students. lol.
word on the street at Roden is that they will have 3 lg classes and 1 small class (of 20 or less), which would only warrant one additional teacher.
i should note that when Roden was built, they didn't make 'classrooms' in the traditional sense, it's more 'open concept' with designated areas (separated by bookshelves / partitions etc). so it's basically 100+ small children in one big room. sounds awesome right? LOL
and my poor kids is tiny and young (turning 4 at the end of Nov) so he's really having a tough time of it - too overwhelming with all the children and the LOUDEST flushing toilets ever. He went to preschool 3 mornings a week from Sept - Aug so i thought JK would be a fairly easy transition for him - WRONG!!!
Bruce is one big room high ceiling divided by a wall part way up so very similar... at times it sounds like a factory.
But at least it's only 68 kids I guess. the 3rd class will be upstairs.
I hope you have wrote the trustee with your concerns. with that many kids it should be a no brainer to have 4 full classes.
one of my daughters is so scared of loud toilets I know where your coming from.
I know if hard for those born late in the year my neighbors son is Dec 31.
How does lunch work at your school?
how are things at Bruce now?
my son still cries every day at drop off.
i've been bringing him home for lunch 2-3 days a week since i'm home with my other son and we live across the street from Roden - not sure if it's helping though since he cries after lunch too.
our info night was moved from tonight to next Wed. guess we'll find out more then...
i agree - parent volunteers should be a priority on their list. I would happily help out a morning or afternoon here and there provided i could find childcare for my baby. they should have a parent volunteer sign up sheet right from the get-go!
did Bruce that third class yet?
our fourth JK/SK class started up today. i requested that my son stay where he's been since day 1 since he seems to like his teacher and he had a rough few weeks but seemed to settle in nicely so i didn't want to disrupt that.