Thursday, March 26, 2009

Testing Week at School


Where I teach in Texas, we are at the end of a grading period which means nine weeks' tests were this week. My twins (7th grade) also had a field trip - yes, a field trip during testing week (whose bright idea was that?), which caused some of their tests to be post-poned.


So, as it turns out, my daughter has to take 5 - five - FIVE! - tests in one day - tomorrow! Her language arts teacher, on a whim, decided to post-pone her test. They're designated a certain day to give tests by subject. She can't just change the test day. But she did. And she missed the science test Thursday due to the science field trip today, so she will have to take that on Friday. And her PE teacher is giving them a test on their tennis unit and health issues. Last, social studies is giving her TWO tests, a nine weeks' test and a chapter test, on the last day of the grading period. It boggles my mind!


It's almost midnight, and my twins finally went to bed. We were slowed down after school by the torrential rain, had errands to run, piano lessons, and dinner - then it was on to crazy-busy review sheets and studying. If they're asleep soon, maybe they'll get 7 hours. It's not enough, in my opinion. Me? I don't know when I will wind down enough to sleep. Could be 30 minutes, could be two hours. I never know. Needless to say, I will be tired tomorrow, but thankful that testing week is over for nine weeks.

5 comments:

Giggles said...

I remember this all too well! My daughter would study until 3 am often she'd fall asleep at the computer or on her books. It was insane...but she wanted good marks. It blew my mind that each teacher felt their class was the only one the student should concentrate on! I could see the light on from my room...she was so stressed out, it affected me too! I wouldn't want to back to those days for that alone!
Good luck to your kids and you!! Sounds like you got many more years of it!!

Hugs Giggles

jenn said...

I hope they were well rested this morning. That is just insane giving five tests in one day.

Joy said...

Wowzers that is some testing schedule.

Melanie said...

OMGoodness, that is insane.
I hope they both got enough sleep and are refreshed in the morning.

Good luck to them both.

D... said...

Good grief. That does boggle the mind. I can't believe the LA teacher. She knows it's 9 weeks test time and all subjects will be testing.

How did Friday go? Did everyone survive? We are in full TAKS mode at my school. I'm going to be tutoring math 3 days a week for the next 3 weeks. That on top of all my personal stuff. Lord, please, give me strength!

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