I’m not sure why I hadn’t considered it before. Many teachers have their students reflect on their school year in June, but I have yet to ask my students to reflect on their years in library.
This year that is going to change.
At my school, the transition between lower and middle school happens at the end of 4th grade, so I think this is a great place to begin examining the library program through the eyes of my students. I am thinking of providing them with some open ended questions about their years in library that I will use to tweak the program. A quick Google search led me to many such questions and I am creating a file of them. I am wondering if any teacher-librarians in ALSC do year end reflections with students? If so, please use to comments to share out what has worked and what has not worked in the past!