It's that time of the year,
when I become a cranky MESS.
Also Known As... Benchmark Testing.
I like the data.
But the giving of the tests. That's a whole nother story.
I'm in the thick of trying to get everyone tested, and keep my cool, and follow the protocol and keep it quiet for the best testing situation.
And all I want to do right now is crawl in a hole and take a nap, cuz it is just not happening.
But what I really want to do is teach the kids, like last week. Introduce them to wonderful books. Encourage them to take chances with letters to read or write. Smile at them when they make connections or dig up a detail in the story. Watch them play a fun math game (that is really the lesson in counting and adding on).
So, can we all breathe together. And hope that tomorrow will be a day full of goodness and grace.