Recently, Kristi and I presented to our School Planning Council about the Lit Pit (for those of you wondering what a school planning council is, the short version is that it's a group of higher ups and parents who help guide the direction of the school and review said direction later in the year. 'nuff said.). When our principal asked us to do it, we were more than happy to say yes because we really, really wanted to show how fabulous our little project really is. I mean, this is our baby. We love it! Our teachers love it. Our students love it. And it has made such a difference to our students and their literacy success this year. We needed to show that it wasn't just a pretty space; we needed to show that there was some actual meat on these bones.
So we ran some numbers. Now, we had a pretty good sense of how each of our classes was doing, given that we were reading with each of these little gaffers twice a week. But put it all in to a lovely spreadsheet and oh man, we were blown away! Check it out (for those uninitiated in our district's lingo, any colour of blue is not so hot, green is good. I'll leave you to see if you can figure out the acronyms...):
Sweet, non? So incredibly validating to see something you've created be so successful. Kind of makes me want to puff up my chest and swagger...
I'm Bryn, teacher, mom, book lover, athlete. I am passionate about literacy, collaborative teaching and finding new and innovative ways to engage & motivate all kids. I hope you find something that speaks to you here on my blog and would love to hear from you too!