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#1 of 22 Old 11-20-2011, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thanks to everyone who provided insight into early dismissal and late start days - this really helped as I build out the "Parent Booker" School Volunteer system found here:

 

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I have a question around schools with multiple classes in each grade. How do schools refer to these classes:

- by teacher name

- by some class identifier E.g. Class "1A", "1B"...

- something else

 

Thanks. I truly appreciate your input which is really helping transform the system into something really useful for schools.

 

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Our school does it by teacher name: Sonia's class, Yuki's class, etc.
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The school my sister teaches at refers to the class by teacher's name or room number, but also as the 3/4 split, for example. Usually they only have one class per set of grades split like that.


Edit: I misread the original post. Most of the schools around here do class mascots as well.

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Each of the classes at our school are named for animals, which then also become their class "mascots"  :) 


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Teacher name makes a lot of sense.

 

Class mascots is a new one. That should be doable. Thank you - this really helps me understand how to handle real world scenarios. 

 

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Teacher's name. Mrs. J, Mrs. F, Mr. P, Mr. Z etc. We're traditional in that kids never call their teachers by their first names.


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Every class at our school (from Kindergarten to Grade 7) has a division number, so Division 1, Division 2, Division 3. A small school might only have 8 division and a large school might have 25 divisions. Each class is usually referred to by their division number for administrative purposes. In casual conversation we go by teacher names. 

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Our school does it by teacher name: Sonia's class, Yuki's class, etc.


This - Jen's class, Karen's class.....

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the schools here all do a different variation.

 

My kids elementary is K1/K2(for kindergarten) & then each classroom has a number so they are E8, E9, E10, E15, E16, E17, E18, E28, E29 and E30.

 

My kids middle school is 7A, 7B, 7C, etc.  The other middle school is 7-1, 7-2, 7-3, etc.

 

one of the other other elementary schools is the same as ours except B's instead of E's.  Another one just goes by the classroom numbers so 111, 110, etc.

 

They are sometimes referred to by the teachers names, but since the teachers don't always teach the same class each  year or sometimes they teach a different grade but in the same classroom they don't always go by name.  Sometimes they are referred to as their grades too ie, Grade 5 or 5/6 split.

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Thanks - that's useful.

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Last Name and room number


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In my DS's elementary school it was grade and the initial of teacher's last name, ie 5SB (5th grade Shea-Bower). I am ashamed to say I am not sure with both of my kid's middle schools, and one of them is in 8th grade hide.gif.


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My dc have been in a number of schools in different cities/countries. The alphanumeric code is common - 1A, 1B (1st grade, class A etc.). One school used classroom numbers. Informally, at many schools, the teachers' names are used as identifiers - eg. Ms Smith's kindy class. I doubt that's how they were classified in formal school records or schedules though. It wouldn't make much sense for formal records, since it's pretty common for at least one or two teachers to leave during the school year - maternity leaves, illnesses etc. - and a new teacher takes over.  

 

Are you trying to reflect how the class is described in formal school schedules or the informal descriptors used casually by teachers and parents? 

 

 

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We do classroom number. In our school all 1st grade classes start with a 1, so 101, 102, 103 are all 1st grade and 201, 202, 203 are second grade. However 121 is a 1/2 split and 231 is a 2/3 split. In our school they decided to do three 4/5 splits so they are 451, 452, and 453. Our older grades do a lot of moving around during the day and while they do have one primary teacher they are taught by a number of different teachers so the classes are rarely referred to by the teachers name.

 

It really is a lot easier to figure out than the description I wrote above makes it seem.


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My son and daughter's school uses for example my son is 2A-20, 2 being grade, A being which second grade and 20 is his number.  I am not sure why they give him a number, but everything is labeled 2A-20 and his cubby is and when they line up they line up in number order so the teacher can tell right away who is missing.  It used to bother me, but it doesn't bother him and everyone knows his name, but I guess for logistics and not having to reinvent the wheel each year they have numbers

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Our school names the classes. The names stay the same year on year so they year 1 classes are always butterflies and ladybirds etc. The teachers seem to switch round year groups quite a lot in our school.

 

 

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Every elementary school that I know uses the teacher's names- Ms. Jones, Mr. Brown, etc.

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Our school does Grade-Last Name (ie. 4-******, or K-Wilson).  We have 4 classrooms in each grade level.


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By teacher name (last) and sometimes room number.


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At my kids' school (Montessori multi-age classes) is by teacher's first name: Colette's, Donna's...


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With a grade number/letter identifier: KA, KB, 1A, 1B...
 

 


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My children's school has only 2 teachers and they share one building that is split into 2 classrooms, plus they all come together for part of the day. The k-2 graders are called the stars and the 3-5 graders are the stripes (I know, kinda silly).

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