Thoughts Of Moving To Sixth Grade

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:

Pie Chart showing the percentages of students excited about moving to middle school. 66.7% said yes, 2.6% said no, and 30.7% said maybe.

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.

Reported by Liam, Angus, and Freddie

What Are You Excited About in Fifth Grade?

We were curious about what people like and were excited about for 5th grade. We interviewed 10 – 4th graders.

We interviewed 2 people from each of the 5 fourth grade classes. Ellie said, “I’m very excited for 5th grade graduation and Nature’s Classroom”. Ryan told us – Graduating from Chickering, and Nature’s Classroom, and science. Alec said the Wax Museum and Nature’s Classroom. Rachel shared Nature’s Classroom because she wanted to be away from her parents telling her what to do. 😉 LOL Jenna said meeting new teachers and new friends. Beck said earlier specials and new teacher. Audrey shared being the oldest in the school. Sam said one year away from middle school. Andrey said Nature’s Classroom and 5th grade graduation. Ella shared Natures Classroom, Taiko drums, and the Jazz Band.

The most popular things that the fourth graders are excited about in fifth grade are Nature’s Classroom and graduating to Middle School.

Reported by Robert, Matt, and Sam


Mingle in the Middle School!!!

       Have you ever wondered what middle school is like or how a middle school student  feels about it.

       Well if  you have, there is a big difference between  Dover Sherborn Middle School and Chickering Elementary School.  We interviewed students about how they feel about middle school. We asked them about the lunches, lockers, classes, transition time, and after school curriculum’s, etc. 

       A girl’s perspective about the school: We interviewed  a 7th grade girl about middle school, and she says that she thinks the school lunches are better than the Elementary School’s lunches. She doesn’t always have time to go to her locker between classes, but that’s okay for her, because she makes morning binders and afternoon binders with all the things she needs for her next classes. She has time before her afternoon classes, to go to her locker and switch from her morning to afternoon binder.

       She is glad to have some of her friends on her team, so she can have more classes with them, and do homework together. She has also made some new friends, that she is now very close to, that she might not have been so close to before. She does field hockey with her friends as well. She likes her teachers, because they are very helpful, and fun to learn with. She loves the Middle School!

       A boy’s perspective about the Middle School: We also interviewed a 7th grade boy about the school, and he says that he likes the big food selection for lunches in the cafeteria.  He does like most of his classes, and he finds some of them interesting. He does not do any after school curriculum’s, but he likes the big selection: like chess club, glee club, track, ect.

We can’t wait to go to the Middle School next year!!

~ Brickley and Issy F