The Fourth Day of BSI: K-3 Teaching Assistants

Imagine hosting a six-hour party with 28 children — alone, every weekday.

Having a teaching assistant in the classroom changes adult/student ratio in the classroom from around 28 students per adult to 14 students per adult.

That’s why one of the PTO’s biggest funding initiatives is raising money to hire teaching assistants.

The help and support of TAs in K-3rd grade are crucial. TAs are with the students throughout the entire school day: helping in the classroom, the cafeteria, at recess, during field trips, and at the end of day with dismissal and buses.

TAs work side-by-side not only with students and teachers, but also with parents and other members of the school staff to ensure that the school is meeting the needs of our students. They play essential roles in the team, contributing their skills in helping students grow, learn and develop.