She’s just written in with a very elegant solution, that happened to solve lots of other problems too!
So far 6 students in a class was my favorite: not too many not too few. But actually, teaching 8 now, I see that 6 is a number where you cannot do many of the simple prep GE activities, and still need to prepare lots of mini cards.
Whereas with 8 kids I can basically teach the same class as with 30 kids . Cockroach game, timerace, lines quiz etc. etc. It all starts with this number. So I am very happy that I kicked myself and tried!
What is your ideal number of students in a class?
P.S. Once you’ve set your minimum class size, stick to it. If you do the parents will do the work for you of finding new students so you can open a new class. It’s like magic and a huge win-win. And of course if you’re all wishy washy and don’t stick to it, well, we’ll see you back here next year 🙂