At Best Foot Forward, our goal is to help students be successful in school. The more we get to know them, the more effectively and efficiently we can help them. To that end, there are several tools we use. A questionnaire is one of those tools and we use them throughout the school year to try to learn more about them. We ask them their favorite food, color and what they like to read.
One of the questions we asked our little ones is what they would do if they were teacher for a day. Their answers were diverse, and revealing. Our Academic Coach Karen Meyer says “I found their answers show some of their life experiences along with some of the things they might experience in their homes. While other answers show them having goals of what they want to be. Either answer opens up conversation of the importance of going to school and why it’s important to do their best.”
We thought you would enjoy reading some of the answers we collected. When asked to complete the sentence “If I Were Teacher For a Day, I Would…” without any prompting, here are some of their thoughts:
• Not put kids in time out and give everybody a star.
• Let the kids play whatever they want and eat pizza every day.
• Tell kids to be silent and quiet when doing their work.
• Teach everybody how to learn.
• Let the kids have fun and use their phones.
• Give no homework.
• Teach science all day long.
• Do homework in school not home.
• Enjoy being a teacher, be nice and help.
• Play a lot of games.
• Let the kids run wild, do computers all day.
• Get mad because I don’t want to be a teacher for a day, I want to be a teacher forever.
• Run around the halls.
• Tell kids to do their work.
• Fake like I am sick so I can stay home and watch tv.
• Teach them, if they are good they get a piece of candy.
• Change my job, I don’t want to be a teacher I want to be a police officer.
• Be Patient and NO homework!
• Give free time on computers.
• Be happy, getting paid lots of MONEY.
• Make everyone do homework and me do nothing.
• Let them use the bathroom 100 times a day.
• Teach people reading.
• Be nice to the children and give them snacks if they don’t have any food.
Our kids are so interesting! We thoroughly appreciate the opportunity we have to
get to know them, and hopefully, help mold them into successful students!