I conducted a survey about sixth-grade preferences for an end-of-year celebration. I gave them four choices and here is what I found out:
School dance 30
Extra field trip 25
Field day 15
As you can see, a school dance was the winner. Kids like the party with their classmates one last time before heading off to middle school. It would be fun to have it on school grounds with a DJ and lots of good food. Field trips came in a close second. What better way to be with friends than on an out-of-school adventure? Kids would really want to have a voice in where that field trip would be.
Karen Landsman’s sixth-grade class, Polk Street Elementary School, Franklin Square