Scavenger Hunt

REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS:

Assignment #1: Scavenger Hunt

Description: Reflecting on different family supports in which schools are already engaged helps you explore new ways to enhance family engagement.

Directions:

  1. Create a scavenger hunt booklet. Provide documentation and description for each item found or identified. If an item was not identified or found, indicate so in writing.

In your school, identify the following items:

  1. Two recent (not more than 3 months old) pictures of families that are displayed.
  2. An example of something that tells parents about a staff member at the center.
  3. An artifact that shows that families are appreciated at the program.
  4. A way in which a welcoming environment has been created for families.
  5. One person who knows the names of all the parents in one classroom.
  6. Artifacts in the classroom environment, curriculum materials or school forms that recognizes the diversity of family

structures (i.e., single parents, adopted or foster families, gay or lesbian parents, mothers and fathers, etc.).

  1. Three people who talk to parents for more than 10 minutes each week.
  2. A form of communication from a family member to the teacher or school administrator.
  3. Something that a teacher did lately as a result of a parent request or suggestion.
  4. Evidence of community resources being shared with families.
  5. A memory that was created at the center that teachers and families still remember and cherish.

 

  1. Write a reflection to include:

 What is the school doing well? (S3d)

 In what areas could the school improve family support and engagement? (S3d)

 What did you learn about family support after completing this activity? (S3d)

 

Come prepared to share during class.

 

 

 

Value – 48 points

Grading Rubric for Scavenger Hunt value 48 points

Measurement Construct 0

No Evidence

1

Does not Meet Expectations

2

Meets Expectations

3

Exceeds Expectations

Scavenger

Hunt Book

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Scavenger Hunt booklet is not neat

and/or organized.

Scavenger Hunt booklet s somewhat

neat and organized.

Scavenger Hunt booklet

created is neat and

organized.

Pictures of

Families

Insufficient evidence to evaluate. Documentation and description of two recent (not more than 3 months old) pictures of families is not provided or indication as not found is missing. Somewhat clear documentation and

description of two recent (not more than 3 months old) pictures of families is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of two recent (not more than 3 months old) pictures of families is provided or indicated as not

found.

Information

about Staff

Insufficient evidence to evaluate. Documentation and description of something that tells parents about a staff member at the center is not provided or indication as not found is missing. Somewhat clear documentation and

description of something that tells parents about a staff member at the

center is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of something that

tells parents about a staff member at the center is provided or indicated as not

found.

Family

Appreciatio

n

Insufficient evidence to evaluate. Documentation and description of

something that shows that families are appreciated at the program is not provided or indication as not found is missing.

Somewhat clear documentation and

description of something that shows that families are appreciated at the program is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of something that

shows that families are appreciated at the program is

provided or indicated as not

found.

Welcoming

Environmen

t

Insufficient evidence to evaluate. Documentation and description of something that has created a welcoming environment for families

in your classroom is not provided or indication as not found is missing.

Somewhat clear documentation and

description of something that has created a welcoming environment

for families in your classroom is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of something that

has created a welcoming

environment for families in your classroom is provided or

indicated as not found.

Knowing

Names of

Parents

Insufficient evidence to Evaluate. Documentation and description of one person who knows the names of all the parents in one classroom is not provided or indication as not found is missing. Somewhat clear documentation and

description of one person who knows the names of all the parents in one classroom is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of one person who knows the names of all

the parents in one classroom is provided or indicated as not

found.

Recognizin

g Diversity

Insufficient evidence to Evaluate. Documentation and description of

something in the classroom environment, curriculum materials

or school forms that recognizes the diversity of family structures (i.e., single parents, adopted or foster families, gay or lesbian parents, mothers, and fathers, etc.) is not provided or indication as not foundis missing.

Somewhat clear documentation and

description of something in the classroom environment, curriculum materials or school forms that recognizes the diversity of family

structures (i.e., single parents, adopted or foster families, gay or lesbian parents, mothers and

fathers, etc.) is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of something in the classroom environment,

curriculum materials or school

forms that recognizes the

diversity of family structures (i.e., single parents, adopted or foster families, gay or

lesbian parents, mothers and

fathers, etc.) is provided or

indicated as not found.

Talking to

Parents

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Documentation and description of three people who talk to parents more than 10 minutes each week is not provided or indication as not found is missing. Somewhat clear documentation and

description of three people who talk to parents more than 10 minutes each week is provided or indicated

as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of three people

who talk to parents more than

10 minutes each week is

provided or indicated as not

found.

Communica

tion from

Family

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Documentation and description of a communication from a family

member is not provided or

indication as not found is missing.

Somewhat clear documentation and

description of a communication from

a family member is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of a

communication from a family

member is provided or

indicated as not found.

Parent

Suggestion

s

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Clear documentation and

description of something that you did lately that a parent

requested/suggested is not

provided or indication as not found is missing.

Somewhat clear documentation and

description of something that you did lately that a parent

requested/suggested is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of something that

you did lately that a parent

requested/suggested is

provided or indicated as not

found.

Community

Resource

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Documentation and description of something that shares a community

resource with families is provided or indication as not found is missing.

Somewhat clear documentation and

description of something that shares a community resource with families

is provided or indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of something that

shares a community resource

with families is provided or

indicated as not found.

Cherished

Memory

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Documentation and description of a memory that was created in the center that you and families will

cherish is not provided or indication as not found is missing.

Somewhat clear documentation and

description of a memory that was created in the center that you and families will cherish is provided or

indicated as not found.

Clear documentation and

description of a memory that

was created in the center that

you and families will cherish

is provided or indicated as not

found.

Insights

Gained

S3d

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Reflection about insights about

family support gained after

completing this activity is poorly

developed.

Reflection is somewhat developed by providing insights about family

support gained after completing this activity.

Reflection is thoroughly

developed by providing

insights about family support

gained after completing this

activity.

Strengths

S3d

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Reflection is poorly developed

describing what the center is doing well.

Reflection is somewhat developed describing what the center is doing well. Reflection is thoroughly

developed describing what

the center is doing well.

Areas of

Improveme

Nt S3d

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Reflection is poorly developed

describing areas family support and engagement can be improved.

Reflection is somewhat developed describing areas family support and

engagement can be improved.

Reflection is thoroughly

developed describing areas

family support and

engagement can be improved.

Written

Skills

SS3

Insufficient

evidence to

evaluate

Many grammatical, spelling, or

punctuation errors.

Some grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. No grammatical, spelling, or

punctuation errors.

 

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