Crafty School Projects
This survey is designed for current, former and future parents of middle school aged children.
1. Are your children asked to make crafty type projects as homework? Examples: Dioramas, models, miniatures, reproductions of artifacts, art work.
A. Constantly - it seems like there is a new project every other week
B. Often - one project every month or so
C. Every now and then, but not consistently
D. Rarely, but it happens.
E. Not at all. They do written work, or labs at school.
2. How difficult/tough or time consuming are the projects?
(If you answered E. for Question 1, you're welcome to continue but it may not be very relevant to you.)
A. Very time consuming, and difficult. Did we have to do this stuff when we were kids?
B. Somewhat time consuming or usually fairly challenging. Sometimes we have to stay up late to get them finished.
C. They regularly take up a portion of homework time, but it's not unreasonable or excessive.
D. It really varies. Some are tough, but others we get through fairly quickly.
E. Fast and easy.
3. How much help do you give your kids with the actual making?
A. Tons - actually I find myself doing most of it.
B. Quite a lot - my kids need the help.
C. We do the projects together
D. Not very much - I just help for safety's sake, and give advice when asked.
E. None. It's supposed to be their work after all.
4. As an adult, how "crafty" do you consider yourself to be?
A. I'm not crafty. I'm not really interested in crafting, and I don't know much about how to make things.
B. I'm a little crafty when I have to be, but I don't choose crafting as a fun activity in general.
C. I like to do some crafts for fun, but I don't spend all my time making stuff. I'm pretty good at those crafts I enjoy.
D. I enjoy crafting. I'm good at many crafts, and I like to make things for other people.
E. Total pro - crafting diva!
5. How do you feel when you hear about yet another project assignment?
Check any/all that apply.
A. Scared - what if they get a poor grade and it's my fault?
B. A bit frustrated - here we go again. I don't have time for this.
C. Resigned - neither worried nor pleased
D. Great - this is more fun than worksheets and essays.
E. Annoyed - do they know how much this stuff costs?
6. What are your biggest issues with these projects?
Check any/all that apply
A. Money - it can get pricey, all those supplies
B. Time - they are so time consuming, or my kids procrastinate till the last moment and we have to rush to get it handed in on time.
C. Relevance - I'm not sure how much my kids are really learning from them
D. Technical - I just don't know how to design or make things, or use tools well, so it's hard to help my kids.
E. Environmental - all this stuff for something that could just end up thrown away.
7. If you need advice or ideas for these miniatures, dioramas, models and other items, where do you find it?
Check any/all that apply
A. Craft store associates or in-store project sheets, purchased kits
B. Other parents
C. Teacher's handouts
D. Online - crafting websites, blogs and searches
F. Library books, or books at home
G. We muddle through somehow without help
8. If there were a product that included step-by-step how-to instructions for specific projects in different grades and subjects, with materials lists, different variations, information about the subject, and crafting techniques and tips, available right there in the crafts store, would that be something you would purchase?
A. In a heartbeat! Where is it?
B. Most likely yes, provided it was not too expensive.
C. Maybe, depending on whether I was confident we could manage the particular project.
D. Probably not - I'm already a great crafter.
E. No. The school provides all the instructions already.
9. Would you prefer an E-Book for download on to your tablet reader or computer?
C. Depends on the price.
10. What grade/s are your kid's in? Comments, questions, school project successes or horror stories?
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