As school comes to an end, I can’t stop thinking about what these first graders will remember about this school year. I want to know their thoughts. Did they feel welcome, included, and valued? Did they feel that I listened? I can’t help but wonder what I could have done differently to honor each one of them.
To get some answers, I created a few simple surveys for the children and families to answer. If I could turn back time, I would have asked these types of questions a few times a year. Oh, well. This idea will go into my next year’s plan book.
Here is one way I asked the children for feedback:
Here is a survey about communication I gave to families.
I know these questions and prompts aren’t perfect – they definitely need tweaking, but they are the best I can do for now. I’ll learn from what the children and families say, and next year I’ll remember to ask more frequently.