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so do you think I should give it a few weeks to see if things settle down or should I talk to the teacher asap?
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I think you should give it a little longer. How long, only you can decide.

Ds and I were in parent participation preschool and it was great fun. But at the beginning of the year the whole class was split up into groups of 4 or 5, equaling however many 'centers' there were. Seems to me they used the groups for other things as well, example, walking field trip to the fire station with a parent assigned to each group.

I don't know how you'd say this without stepping on toes, but I think it's worth it to suggest to the teacher that, say, you'd heard about this handy method of splitting the class up into manageable-sized groups, perhaps equaling the number of daily centers. It's definitely worth a shot.
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so do you think I should give it a few weeks to see if things settle down or should I talk to the teacher asap?
If you're feeling bugged about it, then you should speak up.

There are 10 kids in DS' class and three teachers. All the kids are 3 years old and go T/TH. The 4 year olds have their own on MWF class. Two year olds are not permitted.

I spend a lot of time in his class and it is always very peaceful, cooperative, and well-managed. I think having all of the kids in a similar age grouping really helps, as does a small class size and lots of teacher support.

If I walked into the class and it felt like chaos, I'd wait to see if it was a pattern. It if happened again, I'd speak up.
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so do you think I should give it a few weeks to see if things settle down or should I talk to the teacher asap?
I would talk to the teacher ASAP. The longer she waits to make changes in classroom management, the harder it will be for her to rein the kids back in. When my kids were in daycare, it was fairly common that once or twice a year, they'd have to change their routine and try things a different way. It's what good teachers do.
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