Today the students crafted a list of questions to send over to QMS. The guidance department will be coming over to visit and discuss life at QMS. I wanted to share their questions with you so you could see what our agents are thinking.
How many periods do you have?
What does the homework situation look like?
How many students are in each class?
Are certain math classes eligible for sixth graders?
How do you get picked for teams?
How many projects do we get in month?
How do you handle bullying?
How much time do we have in between classes?
Will we have most of the same kids on our team that are in our 5th grade class?
What do we do if we get lost?
Can you still get honors or high honors?
Will we be able to do work on our Mansfield Google Drive account next year? (They know they will not be using the ones we used this year).
How long is each period?
What field trips do we go on?
Are there class presidents?
Can we take our phones out?
What is academic support block?
What is detention and how do you get it?
Are all of the clubs after school?
What kind of clubs are there?
How many special events do we have?
What kinds of specials do we have?
What do we do during ASB?
What do you look for in student of the month?
How do the standing desks work?
Do you have desks for lefties?
How do we know who are teachers are?
How long is lunch?
Does the cost of lunch change?
After looking at the list I told the agents I see students who want to be leaders. I see agents who want to be high achievers. Students are motivated to learn and take risks. I listened to students who have diverse interests. Students enjoy using technology as a tool to enhance their learning. Students want to better manage their time and organize themselves so they are prepared for their role as a middle school student. Part of my role is building relationships with my students to lay the foundation for them to be successful in the transition. I hope each agent is leaving here different then when they walked through the door in September. They are bright eyed and ready to head across the street!