Monday, May 14, 2018

It's Random Tuesday

Time to link up with Stacy for Random Tuesday Thoughts.

Happy Mother's Day (somewhat late) to all the moms out there!  I hope your day was special.  I had a great weekend.  We spent time at my sister's on Saturday, then on Sunday, I spent time with my twins, then my daughter took me shopping.  Now that she is working, she can do that.  Role reversal!
Here is a picture of my mom, sister, and me.
Seems we can't all look at the same camera at the same time!  And here is a picture of my twins with me.
Not a great one, but a picture of us nonetheless.  GREAT Mother's Day!  I hope yours was, too.

State testing is half over for my grade level.  Did you know that high-stakes tests such as the STAAR (given in Texas) cost upward of 93 million dollars a year?  Did you also know that schools have seen a decrease rather than an increase in actual achievement?  It also doesn't improve teacher performance.  Why the big push, then, for standardized tests?  My personal opinion is that the company who creates the tests is making a ton of money.  I'll get off my soapbox now!

What was your favorite book as a child?  I loved Dr. Seuss!  Go, Dog, Go, Are You My Mother, and of course, Green Eggs and Ham were some of my favorites. How about you?  Here's a crazy guy (via Flicker) reading Dr. Seuss to his dogs!
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How fun is that?

That's all for this week!  I'm exhausted (from state testing, in case I forgot to mention it).
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  1. It is unfortunate that tests are the only way we seem to have to measure how much people are learning. Don’t get me started on how unfair that is to those who learn in different styles and cannot test well with the system we have, we would be here all day.

    Teachers are heroes and i am glad your testing is over.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Thank you! And I agree that different learning styles demonstrate their knowledge in different ways. It's unfortunate we only have one measure that is supposed to apply to everyone. That's like asking a rabbit to obtain their food the same way a giraffe does.


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