I’ve uploaded what Mom tells me is the last of the pictures. These are of Dylan’s birthday. He smeared cupcake all over himself. His present was a truck. All you need to do is look at the Spring Photos album.
My students (and Sarah) are taking the CRCT for the rest of this week and part of next week. It makes for quiet days that seem to pass more quickly. That’s good. But I really hate this climate of testing in our society right now. I know it is designed to hold schools accountable, but it stresses the kids out, stresses the teachers out, and interrupts learning. That’s right, it does. I wish there was some other way we could accomplish the same goals.
I received an e-mail from a parent about her son yesterday. She is also a teacher. I think she teaches music at a nearby elementary school. She said “his self” twice in the e-mail. She’s a teacher. Grrrr. She had to take English in college. I’d wager money it wasn’t her best subject.
Papers don’t grade themselves, so I had better go. If I invented self-grading pens for teachers, I’d make a mint.