I. Can. Breathe. Now.
Assessments are done and as of 9:00 last night so were the report cards. If the public only knew how much time it takes to effectively get all that done! They would pay us like they pay the Basketball players!
Now that we assess each standard in the Common Core it takes FOR EVAH! But in the end, our parents know exactly what their child can and can not do. This year I even put the assessments in order of how they are presented in the report card, so when the parent looks at the report card math section, and wonders why the score is so low, they can look at the math test packet that came home and see the weak areas.
I had a conference with a parent tonight. The dad proudly stated how he helps his child with math and that his son is doing so much better. When I pulled out the test packet I was able to show where his weaknesses and strengths in math were. I asked the dad if he was doing math like these at home. He was very shocked and admitted that this was not the way he was doing math with his son. Bless his heart, he was trying! So with this test packet, I hope that he can make up story problems or similar things like we are testing him in to practice with.
So now that those are done, I can relax for a bit. We have another four day week, but this one is a great one, because at the end of the week, we will on Spring Break! Whew!
That means we made it through the winter, the snow, (of course there could still be more of that coming!), the early dark evenings, and the bitter cold. Spring is here in Michigan and I'm all for it!
How was your week? Did you feel like you were "Exhaustipated?"
You know. . . to tired to give a crap?
That was then, now I'm better. And life will surely resume!
I'd love to hear how your week is going. Stop by and let me know! I have time to read now!