1st Quarter Update
Reading R.O.C.K.s is getting off to a modest start. There are more successes in the higher grades where the students can work at home independently.
Grade Level and Class Participation a Factor
The most successes have come from classrooms where the teacher is actively involved, is allowing for class time participation, and is supplying some of the needed resources. Grades K-1 are seeing little to no participation. Grades 2-5 are seeing more successes with students that are able to work more independently.
Several teachers offered some constructive feedback. See below:
- The duration of the program is too long for the students to be able to maintain focus. Suggested shorter durations (such as 1 month) as opposed to a quarter. Suggested 2 projects in a month instead of 4 projects in a quarter.
- The reward should be something more simplified such as gaming opportunities in the media center. More relatable and motivating for students.
- Make rubrics for each activity including a picture to model what the project should look like.
Who Coming to the Concert?
My guess is that, on the average, 2-3 students may make it per class. We may have 50-80 students
How Do We Make It better?
As we move into the 2nd quarter of the program, some decisions need to be made and actions need to be taken. Excuses need to be eliminated to make this program a success.
- A decision needs to be made on whether to revamp the duration and reward for students to keep interest and excitement.
- Promotion, promotion, promotion from the classroom to the media classes.
- Create a supply closet with materials needed to complete non-digital projects.