This is the time of year when we stop this craziness we call life to count the many blessings we have in our lives. I’d like to take a minute to share what I am thankful for in my classroom. I am so thankful for Buncee. Buncee has brought such joy and happiness into the lives of my students. I love seeing their eyes light up whenever the name Buncee is mentioned. It thrills me when they ask pleadingly, “Can we Buncee, Mrs. Monty?” These words never cease to warm my heart. I know, when my students are Buncee-ing, they are showcasing something they are learning, visualizing something they have learned or read, or are simply utilizing the incredible Buncee canvas to produce some spectacular masterpiece reflecting the creativity of their choice giving such power to their voice.
There is such potential in the learning process when Buncee is utilized in the classroom. The proof is in the data. Recently, beginning our Human Body Unit of Inquiry, students were tasked with creating slides with their cells, skeletal system, and muscular system vocabulary words and definitions. Students were required to select a background, a sticker, and an animation that reflected each vocabulary word and definition. Students then used this vocabulary Buncee to learn these vocabulary words and definitions. I loved seeing them quiz each other using the Buncee slides.
Preparing for an assessment using Buncee is certainly beneficial. Students were given the opportunity to answer a bonus question on the vocabulary quiz sharing what they felt was the most important thing they learned while studying cells, the skeletal system, and the muscular system in order to earn extra credit. Answering this question, our class average was 101%. Without the bonus question,our class average was 98%. This certainly reveals Buncee truly is a remarkable tool in the classroom. I know utilizing Buncee during the learning process enables students to become actively involved and visualize their learning resulting in an increase in their performance - which is the ultimate outcome for any teacher.
So, it is during this wonderful time of Thanksgiving that I would like to pause and say “Thank You” to the incredible Buncee Team for creating such a powerful tool that enriches the lives of my students every single day. And, I’d like to add an enormous “Thank You” to the Buncee Team for continuing to enrich this tool on a daily basis. I still do not know how you continue to make something so incredible even more incredible! Buncee, you truly are amazing! You have blessed our lives, and for this, we are forever thankful!