Tell Them From Me 2010-2011 Grades 4-6 Student Responses
Physical Activity - Moderate Students were asked how much time they spend during a typical weekday doing moderate physical activities, such as walking or leisure biking. The results are reported as the "number of hours per day spent doing moderate physical activity".
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “one thing that could be better it would probably be to have more playground equipment.” “new play ground equipment like a jungle gym perhaps .” “I would like anew playground” “The things i would change would be more equitment for the play ground and that is mostly it but other then getting up early in the mornings” “New stuff in the backyerd”
Physical Activity - Intense Students are asked how much time they spend during a typical weekday doing intense physical activity that increased their heart rate, caused them to sweat, or made them out of breath. The results are reported as the "number of hours per day spent doing intense physical activity".
Participate in Sports The TTFM measure of Participation in Sports is based on a single question that asks students:
In the past month, how often have
you played sports WITH a coach or instructor AT SCHOOL, other than in a gym class (e.g., school teams, swimming lessons)? *The on-line report simply indicates the percentage of students that participated at least once a week.
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “the things i like about this school is that i like playing soccer and other spots” “i like the equipment the school supplies for us in gym class and after school activities.”
Canada Food Guidelines The questions ask students:
We would like you to think about the food you ate
Please try to recall all the meals and snacks you had
from the time you woke up in the morning until you went to bed.
Include all food you ate at home, at school, in
restaurants and in other places.
How many servings of vegetables/fruit/grains/milk products/meat & alternatives did you have yesterday?
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “I would like it more if we'd have more variety in the cafeteria.”
Read Books for Fun The following question was asked:
During a typical weekday (i.e., Monday to Friday) about how much time do you spend after school reading books for fun?
Results are scaled to a metric of "hours per day."
Safety at School Students responded to 4 Likert and 6 Yes/No questions regarding their physical safety at school. The results are reported as "the average score for safety at school".
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “I like my school because it's fun and easy to learn and suceed. it's healthy place.” “i really like this school because it is safe school. i like this school because it is always clean” “it's healthy place.”
Bullying The TTFM measure of Bullying is based on the following questions that ask students:
In the past 4 weeks, has the same person, more
than once pushed, punched, or scared you?
called you names, teased you, threatened you,
or made racial comments about you?
excluded you, spread rumours about you, or tried
to make you look bad?
used computer, email or phone text messages to tease or threaten you?
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “I like that some teacher's do things when people are getting bullyed.” “i like my school a lot because there arnt that many bullies at are school.” “My school is practically bully free” teachers and students are fair to others and there are few “bullies.” “ I like are school because there isntanyv bulling or kids swearing or stuff like that.”
Anxiety The TTFM measure is comprised of the following set of statements that ask students: We would like to know how you think and feel about certain things. For each statement below, please tell us how often you feel this way:
I am afraid that other students will think I am stupid.
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “I really like that most of the time I`m exepted for who I am but one thing that could make it better would be for this one girl to not make fun of what I do or what i look like. I`m afraid since shes so popular she will Just make fun of me for standing up to her. In fact she is sitting by me right now. Other than that my school is great.” “Our school is amazing, i feel very safe inside it and i enjoy coming to school every day so i can learn more.”
Positive Learning Climate Students were asked “In our school ....
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “I like our school, I think all the teachers are helpful and all the lessons are well planned!!!!!!!!!!” “I think my school is great because it is well organized.” “The teachers try very hand to support students that have troble learning. “ “you help me in spllig and raeding”
Positive Teacher-Student Relations The following statements were used:
Teachers show an interest in every student's learning.
Teachers take account of students' needs, abilities, and interests.
Teachers do a lot to help students who need extra support.
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “I liek that there are a lot of caring teachers here at our shool and that they are very suportive” “i like how are school is fair to all the students and treat us well.” “I think all of the teachers at our school are genouros and caring.” “I love our school yhe teachers are really nice and funny .”
Sense of Belonging Students were given the following statements:
Generally I feel accepted by other kids my age.
Athena Student Anecdotal Answers “It is easy to make friends because everyone seems so nice.” “what makes my school so specially is that i have my friends here” “i like friends” “i like that i have good friends and we don't have to wear uniforms” “at school i really like being able to play with my best friend. one thing i think could make my school better would be if people did'nt judge others.”
Truancy Three questions regarding the frequency during the previous month that students skip classes or miss days at school without a reason, or arrive late for school or classes were asked. “In the past month, how often have you: