There are 29 days of school left! When they made that announcement at our assembly yesterday I was caught off guard for a moment. Looking at the calendar and seeing weeks is one thing…hearing the number of days put me into a bit of a panic. What have I NOT taught this year? What else will my students need for first grade? What can we tweak and polish and refine in 29 days? Who needs a last-minute push to reach our goals? Who is not quite ready for the end-of-the-year testing? And how many actual instructional days do we have, minus field trips, party days, assemblies, and testing days? Whew!
I’m in the middle of transcribing a school report for my Caddo blog. It’s an enrollment and attendance report from March of 1914. I should be ready to post the individual grade reports tomorrow, but here is the summary for the whole school:
Total enrollment this year- 550. Total enrollment this month- 447. Average attendance- 336. Number averaging 80 per cent- 329. (The 80 per cent number is followed by the honor roll in each grade.)
So many questions. Why was the average attendance so low? Why was a monthly enrollment figure given? Was 80% a state goal or just our school? I think I need to do some research! I’ll add that to my summer “to do” list…and get started on it in 29 days!