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When possible, most schools I go to try to keep the classrooms together based on grade.  Sometimes, this can’t happen.   One school needed to create a new first grade class two months into the year and while the other two classes were on the first floor, the new class was in the basement.  The teacher of the third grade class I was in had previously been one of three sixth grade teachers but after the grade size required only two classes she was switched to a third grade class.  To be nice, they allowed her to stay in her room.  Sweet deal except the other third graders are on the second floor and her class is surrounded by fifth and sixth graders.

I felt bad for my little fishies today; yes, they are not the smallest in the school but fodder they can still be.  I was surprised when I opened the door to go to a special to find sixth graders milling outside of our classroom while they waited to switch classes.  I didn’t want my kids to be bothered by the older students so I just waited.

Then, at the end of the day, my class was heading down the stairs and one of the sixth grade classes came out.  My class is directly across from the stairs so we headed straight down but she came from the side.  The teacher waited but I still had a few students coming out of the classroom when the teacher exclaimed she couldn’t wait when she cut through my line.  I understand we all want to get home at the end of the day but for five more students you couldn’t wait?  So while I was trying to make sure my children got out of the class safely the rest of the children hit a barrage of traffic when they reached the second floor.

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