March 1, 2010
Buckle up...it's ISAT TIME!!!
A lot of my kiddos were pretty nervous coming in, but most seemed calm overall. I let them work on morning work for extra time (our tests didn't start until 10:30) and went from kid to kid to give each one a little one-on-one time. I wish I had time for that everyday! Anyways, before I knew it, it was time for THE TEST. I have to admit, it was kind of weird to be reading the instruction sheet for the ISAT. I mean, I've given plenty of tests both this year and in student teaching, but I actually remember TAKING the ISAT tests as a kid. How weird was it to be on the other side!!
Anyways, 1 down, 6 to go. Yikes! It is super nice though to not have grading to do all week :) Although I still didn't grade last week's papers...but I feel like I can procrastinate them a little. I'm using the extra time to reorganize my classroom library and plan a (wait for it...) social studies unit. I figured I better squeeze in a little science and social studies now that the dreaded tests are going to be behind us. We're going to be doing a (brief) interact unit on the colonies where partners research a colony and make a travel brochure to convince new colonists to settle there. At this rate we will barely hit the revolutionary war by the end of the year! Yikes. But hey, I'm trying. :)
I will update later this week on how the BIG TESTS are going. Send lots of smart vibes our way!!