Chimacum teachers and Mr. G's Eagle Time students, as well as some other Eagle Times, have been discussing ways to improve our monthly assemblies. One topic of discussion has been awards. We've been looking at what we want from the awards portion of our assemblies and if that part could be done better so that we don't single out students and make the rest feel left out. Think about these questions and please respond to them so that we can see what Chimacum students want for their monthly assemblies (it's completely anonymous).
Click here to take the survey online
Or here are the questions if you would rather respond to these questions by leaving a comment. We've also put a copy of this survey in all the teachers boxes if you need to take the survey using paper.
1. Do you feel rejected when you don't get an award?
2. Do you feel rejected when you don't get chosen for student of the month?
3. How do you feel when you get an award and your friends don't?
4. How do you feel when you get chosen for student of the month and your friends don't?
5. How would you feel if we stopped giving out monthly awards?
6. How would you feel if we stopped choosing students of the month? What if students who wanted to compete for student of the month, a mostly academic, good effort, good behavior award, could put their names in so that not everyone had to compete for this?
7. How do you feel about having every student's name be included in the lottery? That would mean no more lottery tickets being handed out in classes.
8. What would you like to see during assemblies instead of awards? (Like having students share or demonstrate things they are good at for assembly themes instead of getting a certificate and being called up.)
If you or your parents are wondering why we are asking you all these questions here is a blog that Mr. G wrote sharing some reasons why we might want to change how we honor our students here at Chimacum. There are a lot of links and some videos so make sure you scroll all the way down to see the comments different educators wrote. And if you feel like sharing your ideas on this blog feel free to leave a comment on this blog or on Mr. G's blog so that all Chimacum students, teachers, and families can participate. This school belongs to all of us so share this blog so everyone can be heard.
I think the challenge we have before us is this: How do we show appreciation of our students here at Chimacum without making some people feel left out?