I always forget that Stoneybrook Academy was private. I think it would be great to have a small class. You'd get more time to interact with the teacher that way. And the teacher would have more time to remind you to use your indoor voice or put the right pair of glasses on. ;D
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Post by blossom114 on Feb 26, 2009 13:50:37 GMT -5
my kindergarden (public school) started out HUGE at the beginnig of the year, but they broke it up and it got dwindled down to 14 or so. We usually had 19 or 20 students in the classes... we had the smallest elementary school in the district.
my classes were always fairly small, so I felt they resembled Karen's. True that you would have more interaction with the teacher.
I can agree with this. Last year, my newspaper class was my very favorite because (other than the fact that I loved working for the paper ;D) the class was so small; there was only 5 of us and our teacher was young, in like her mid 20s, so we all felt like we could talk to her as a friend (she didn't have that whole "teacher" attitude about her anyway ;D). My high school was also a private school like Stoneybrook Academy, though we were a catholic high school as well, which I doubt SA was. I don't think it was religiously-oriented at all.
Of course now being in college, small classes are a rarity . My biggest class I have now has over 68 students in it .
Post by blossom114 on Feb 27, 2009 10:13:55 GMT -5
Lol I go to a tiny community college. Right now my largest class is my piano class, but even then it's small by college standards... it's got around 13 people or so... that's an estimate.. only because we keep running out of keyboards. My theory and "Sight screaming and ear bleeding" have about 8 or 9, and Music Lit has about 6. Small choir has about around 10... the larger choir is at least 3 x the size of any other class. I'm not taking any non music classes this semester, but even the history english math etc usually have no more than 20. The Process Technology program has more students though, because our school specializes in it because of the plants down here so those run around 25 usually. (Only reason I know this is because I work in the dept, and the classes were running out of spots), and I'm sure the nursing program is the same.
Now the school I'm hoping to go to next year is itty bitty.. it's a four year university but only has about 2000 undergrads, and the student-teacher ratio is about 15:1
Post by sweetvalleygirl99 on Mar 1, 2009 19:41:53 GMT -5
I'm a journalism major so thankfully I have no need to take any math or science courses at the moment according to my advisor. My classes this semester are Media Studies (this is the class with 68 kids because they cram all the communications students into one class), English, Spanish 2 (we have to take two years of a foreign language) and Political Science. I also live at home and go to school, not planning to leave home anytime soon . With the exception of Media Studies, my classes have about 20-25 people in it, which is considered small by college standards but normal for me.
^ I agree with everyone who said Pamela changed the dynamics of the class friendships. IIRC, weren't there only sixteen kids in the class? So small! Every class I was in back in elemetary school usually had an average of 30 kids. It seemed like after Pamela got there they kind of branched into little cliques. Karen and her friends vs. Pamela and her friends is already six of the girls in the class. Natalie Springer and whatever other girls were there kind of got left out of the cliques, I guess.
Remember how they got into a fight with the cookie dough and Pamela didn't even move when a piece of dough hit her in the head? I always LOL about that.
Post by blossom114 on Feb 25, 2010 21:54:53 GMT -5
Pamela's older sister was named Tamara, and she was featured in the KIMCC book Baby Animal Zoo or something.
She seemed like every other big sister in stoneybrook...a great one that everyone would want. Don't really remember much about the book, but Pamela went to her for advice because she was scared of every animal ever created.