Thursday, April 10, 2008

Almost Friday!

I've got lots of things to post about ... and I have pictures to go with all of them ... but ... my camera is all the way downstairs in my car.

It's too late to figure it out and upload all the pics tonight. I should already be asleep.

Tomorrow is our last day of State Assessments. For those of you that aren't teachers, students, or work in a school ... I don't think you understand what a HUGE relief this is to finally be done. At the end of tomorrow's school day, my kiddos will have taken 8 hour-long reading, math and science assessments on the computer. They are all worn out and tired of being tested. I feel the exact same way.

These tests have taken all the creativity and fun out of our classrooms, and if you are someone who says you don't vote because it doesn't make a difference ... think again! I work with many people who don't vote or vote carelessly (my opinion) and then complain about No Child Left Behind. If you don't vote responsibly (again, in my mind) then, you don't get to complain!

My class did REALLY well overall (based on preliminary scores), but keep in mind that in 4 short years, all schools and students are expected to score 100% on these tests. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

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3 comments:

Rob said...

No Child Left Untested!

Heather rules said...

I know it's a crazy time. My son has been testing all week and his teacher is very stressed. Glad it's almost over for you guys!

distaff said...

You're a great teacher -- you'll never need a test to prove that.