Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Catching Up

It's been awhile. And for good reason. I haven't done much in nearly a month due to final preparations for my seniors and their AP test and my juniors and their standardized state tests. AP was last week, and we're now playing the waiting game. We'll find out scores some time in July. (Ugh! The waiting!!)

SoLs are this week, and my students don't actually test until Friday. But for various reasons, unlike in the past, I may not find out scores the following week - it may take until exams to know how they did. I'm not thrilled about that.

On a bright note, however, I did finally get my Writing SoL scores back from March, and I am quite happy to say that not only did everyone pass, but they all passed quite well - I had higher scores than ever before. Again, I don't feel that was ME nearly as much as the preparation (and getting accustomed to the testing) that took place in years prior to me leading these children.

All in all, it's been a stressful month - Syd and I fought through 2 more colds, the Nichols family had an "interesting" trip to see my best friend graduate with her M.D. (Dr. Dodd, if you please!), and testing, testing, testing, and more testing. I would really like to get back to teaching now...