Standardized testing, the bane of any teacher’s existence.
Nothing kills more teacher brain cells than having to experience this phenomenon with their students on a yearly basis.
It’s like cruel and unusual punishment.
Here are some of the emotions I experienced this week.
I give you…the stages of standardized testing survival.
How the kids react to last minute cram sessions.
The kids reacting to getting a snack before the test.
Trying to get them ready to go to the testing lab.
How I WANT the kids to listen to directions before the test.
How they ACTUALLY act during directions.
MY reaction when a kid starts the test before I say to start.
My STUDENT’S reaction to starting the test before I say start.
How I feel the first 15 minutes of testing.
When you realize that your kids are done before the first break.
What I mean when I say stretch break.
What the KIDS think when I say stretch break.
Trying to get the one extra snack in our snack bin.
When the kids realize they still have to sit still for the remainder of the test time.
My face when they ask me to go to the bathroom.
My face when they ask me to get a drink of water.
The last five minutes of test time.
Leaving the lab for the last time…
Folks…the emotions are real!
How many of you know what I mean?