I hate reading things over and over again, so the last thing I want to do here is something that I know annoys me but I thought this was something worth revisiting. Last year I posed this same question and so here it is again because I know that there have been many changes at my school. It's always interesting to hear how things are done at another school.
What is your school like?
Enrollment: 1,000ish. That's over 150 more children than we had last year and more come every day!!!
Music Teachers: The Strings teacher and me! The strings teacher is at our school two afternoons a week, during specials, to work with students who have signed up for the class.
Schedule: We are on a 16 day schedule but I see my students twice back to back within that 16 days (possibly 18 soon!). So, the classes I saw on Monday/Tuesday were the same classes. I will see a new set Wednesday/Thursday. I'm not sure of the average number of kids per class just yet since it is so early in the year and I haven't looked that far ahead at my class rosters. :)
Duty: I know, I wrote duty! :) I watch the 1st graders while they sit outside their classroom during morning arrival; about 30 minutes. During dismissal, I stand outside by the bike rack and help keep bike riders and parents from crashing into each other!
Ensembles: This year I will only have one after school group, chorus. I'm limiting my numbers this year because we have grown so much. I'm thinking 60 will be a good number.
In addition to these basics, what are some of the things that make your program special?