Back in early September, our Parent Partnership Association conducted a short survey asking how our parents were feeling about the start of the year. Here are a few results from the 32 parents who answered the survey (a 20% response rate):
|Please choose which description best encompasses your feelings about Home Days with your children these first two weeks?|
|Weeping and gnashing of teeth and about to give up||0%||0|
|Some tears, but I see glimmers of hope||15.6%||5|
|It's going okay, but not as well as I had hoped||12.5%||4|
|It's going well, although we have challenges||56.3%||18|
|Challenges? What challenges?||15.6%||5|
|What topic would be most helpful for additional parent training?|
|Schedule management with school work||24.1%||7|
|Schedule management with extra commitments||6.9%||2|
|Food and household management||13.8%||4|
|Parenting tips for character/discipline challenges||31%||9|
|Grade specific homework assistance||24.1%||7|
One open-ended question we asked on the survey was, "How would you define Home Day success?" The answers varied:
- "If my student finishes homework by 1 or 2 p.m."
- "Every assignment completed."
- "Children connect with God in midst of their problems and enjoyable times."
- "Finishing our work with everyone happy and having good attitudes."
- "My student taking responsibility for knowing what needs to be accomplished and the best way to accomplish it with parental support."