We never know when the season will begin, but we can be sure that it will be long and well-loved. It is Survey Season in Pre-K.
At some point during the year, the children notice the container of wipe-off board surveys tucked into a corner of the room. It begins with a single child, an Expo Marker and a clipboard. The next thing we know, we’ve got a bevy of journalists interviewing friends, teachers, parents and even the class pets.
Our first independent surveys are pre-printed and provide practice collecting tallies and marking bar graphs. When we run out of those, the children jump on the opportunity to create their own. The questions range from the scholarly to the quirky. Following their investigation, each child takes pride in sharing their results and observations during Morning Meeting.