For me, I can't believe the school year is over. I thought the students did a great job with their video projects and STOP signs. I also loved the stories we shared. I wished we had more time for a few more crafts, but we packed a lot into our time together. I do think there are a few lessons that next year I would try to do in a different room, and I realize that the boys want to do a boys only video. I might have to create another Lunch Bunch just for video making. It is a big hit, and the more we did, the more I was able to have students take over the filming and the planning.
This week I sent out several surveys to parents of my lunch bunch students and to our 5th and 6th grade teachers. I also wanted their opinions as to whether they thought my programs offered any benefits to students.
For parents, I sent out a survey through google forms, and then emailed it to each parent.
Here is one of the Surveys:
I love that the responses come back in an excel spreadsheet.
Here are some of the responses so far:
|My daughter befitted from the StarBound group||My daughter enjoyed working with the other girls in the group.||My daughter enjoyed working with the leader in the group.||My daughter learned new skills and is using the skills in an out of school.||I would recommend StarBound to other families.||Additional Comments.|
|1||1||1||1||1||My daughter was new this school year and was shy. This program helped her come out of her she'll. She has made many new friends and understands more about life as a girl. I can't thank you enough for cracking my daughters shell and mind. I'm so thankful for this group!|
|1||1||1||1||1||This is a wonderful program. Our students don't get enough of how to be a great citizen in our schools. It would be great if all students could go through this type of program.|
|1||1||1||1||1||Isabella told me about EVERY meeting and loved that special time and the activities Carol provided. It helped her feel more empowered and brought her closer together with her friends.|
It was so beneficial!
|1||1||1||1||1||I believe my daughters interaction in Starbound has created teacher led small group conversations/activities outside of the classroom allowing her to find common ground with classmates she may not otherwise associate with in her peer group.|
|1||1||1||1||1||Carol Miller is a great asset to Lansing School|
I asked teachers the following questions:
- Is the student more likely to participate in class discussions or assume a leadership role in group activities?
- Is the student exhibiting more positive relationships with peers?
- Have you seen an improvement in good student skills--homework completion, studying for tests, etc?
I then collected data on grades, behavior referrals, and personal observations.
Over the next few days, I will have student surveys. I will share those with you as well once they are completed.
Most of all, it is important to take notes and reflect on your own experiences. I do this after each project I work on, whether it's testing, Lunch Bunch, or scheduling. It has been really helpful to pull out my folder and look back at my notes, so I know what I need to change or fix for the next time. Sometimes, I need to start projects earlier, or fix a memo I will send out, or add something to a presentation. Whatever it is, I know I will be ready thanks to my notes and reflections.
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