Monday, April 7, 2014

The Day of Reckoning... and a little worried about it

We start state testing tomorrow.

I am not prepared for it.

Neither are my students.

3rd grade is hard; these kids have never before taken a state standardized test. Half of them will most likely fail the first attempt, just because of the "I've never done anything like this before" thing. Even though they have taken practice tests, and we've gone over all the test-taking strategies, and I've told them to take their time, and reread, etc., they will probably bomb.

Today was a really rough day; they are stressed about testing, and wanting to instead be outside in the sunshine (yes, it is sunny - shocking for April in Oregon, for sure!).

Well, it is what it is. We'll get through it, and move on.

Oh yeah, and I have a new student starting tomorrow. It'll be like, "Hi, welcome to class. Here's the state test."

Ah, working in a standardized frenzy!
~Ms J