Summer Jumpstart Program Reflections

  • Underestimating the shift in social emotional growth prior to academics - responsive classroom techniques
  • Morning circle with focus on a specific social skill to set the expectation for the day
  • Closing circle with self reflection on something that went well, a difficulty and a goal for the next day
  • Assessment tool to measure the social emotional growth
  • Training for consistent volunteers to foster more cohesive relationships and aid in attachment
  • Scheduled times for parents to participate in learning with their student to support ongoing advocacy and academic assistance at home

Assessment Findings

  • Reading assessments categories were identifying uppercase and lowercase letters and print concepts (title of book, reading from left to right, etc.)
  • 88% increased their ability to identify uppercase letters
  • 100% increased their ability to identify lowercase letters
  • 77% increased their understanding of print concepts