Last year each 4th and 5th grade class got 10 Chromebooks for their classroom and we were wondering if classrooms were getting more: Chromebooks this year, no Chromebooks, or different devices. So to learn more, we had a conversation with our Technology Integrator, Mr. Harte.
We wondered what the fifth graders thought about going to middle school. So we created a survey to learn their thoughts about leaving Chickering School and going to sixth grade.
We thought that it would be fascinating to see if people were excited about going to middle school. Below is the pie graph showing the results:
We were interested in knowing why people answered “yes”. Their top replies were: 1. excited about being independent and 2. not walking in lines. Three things tied for 3rd: having your own locker, new friends, and different teachers. They also liked the ideas of better foods, new curriculum, no bus notes, etc.
People who answered “no” shared: they did not like the ideas of more homework, and no more recess. They also did not like the ideas of, getting lost, new Sherborn kids, and new teachers.
People who answered “maybe” said they: thought homework might be a bit harder, and they also thought being independent might be harder. Missing Chickering and new people were also shared.
The biggest thing that they would miss about Chickering is recess at 78.1%. The next highest response at 76.7% is missing no homework on weekends. Also 67.1% would miss not seeing friends all the time.
However, 89.3% are looking forward to a lot of free time at the end of the day. They also are ready to enjoy not walking in straight lines. They are pumped up for having the choice of doing what they want to do during lunch block.