Thursday, April 9, 2009

Most Awesome Day

For the past week and a half I have been planning an 11th grade after school "camp" to help our students study for the state required social studies test. I have been busting my butt planning and organizing this thing.

Today was the day. I was hoping for 25 kids; in the past we have had 2 kids show up. Today we had 52 show up. It was awesome. Six teachers ran the "camp" rooms and I was the director. The students had fun; they reinforced what they had learned and we identified weaknesses so that hopefully we can address those in our classes over the next two weeks.

My goal for our deptartment is an overall pass rate of 92% the first time through the test.

Tuesaday is the 10th grade "camp" I am hoping to repeat today's success.

I am exhusted but I feel so good. This is why I teach.


Felicia said...

Sounds like it was a huge success! Hopefully their test scores will prove that!

PennyCandy said...

From the outside it looks like a success we won't really know until the end of May when we get the results back.

Have a wonderful Easter.

HeidiTri's said...

I think the fact that you got so many kids to show up is a success!
Even if their results aren't great, you'll have no way of knowing how much worse they would have been with out a day like this.

PennyCandy said...

We have 114 signed up for this Tuesdays 10th grade camp.

TC said...

Aww, this made me smile :) I'm so glad you had a wonderful, successful day.

Student Handouts, Inc. said...

Are you willing to share more information on how you ran the camp? The only incentives I've seen locally for getting students to show up to tutoring sessions is the good old pizza bribe.