This is new:
Out of nowhere, my epic class sizes have finally retreated. My average is down to 28. My room feels empty like something is wrong. Generally speaking, this is probably a good move long term. As much as I have enjoyed teaching as many kids as can possibly fit in there, the energy level required to watch over 36 kids at once is a little high. Especially when they all feel like making noise. That many kids even just whispering is crazy loud. This year it's like an entire class is missing.
Could this mean we cover more material? Possibly. I feel like Calculus will be a bit more efficient, though you could easily chalk that up to my increased experience with the subject.
It's just weird. I was wandering around the room on the first day and just kept wondering where all the kids went.