Just a mini-post to say good luck to fourth and fifth graders in Texas on the STAAR!
No one knows exactly what it will look like.
No one knows exactly how hard it will be.
No one knows what the passing rate required is.
No one knows because the people who make it are creeps.
But, all that mess aside, good luck Texas teachers!
I hope tomorrow (and the next day) aren't too too too terrible and that your students surprise you...in a good way :)
I'm going to put together a little cookie treat for our fourth grade teachers (I taught fourth grade for years and know how ugly it is to watch kids take the writing test) and add on a little poem. I'm thinking,
"Hip hip hooray! Today is your day!
Your kids are all writing! They're on their way!
I know that it's stressful
to watch your kids stress
so just eat a cookie
and hope they do their best!"
I dunno. Maybe I'll change it. But so far, that's the plan.
My kids are taking a practice STAAR (amazing that we put one together, given that TEA has released all of 13 questions in math and about 15 in reading) tomorrow and the next day. So I am prepared to spend hours on end crying and drowning myself in margaritas. After school, of course.