Yup, my darling 5th grade babies in this great state of Tejjas take their STAAR test next week.
I think I may be more nervous for this test than most of my kiddos.
The spring semester leading up to this beast is STRESSFUL. No wait, stressful isn't even correct terminology for what us Title 1 teachers feel leading up to this ever important test.
My kids are getting burnt out cramming.
We ALL need a break and a minute to just DE-STRESS.
The only good thing I can say about all this cramming is how much I LOVE the structure of what we call our "30 DAY PLAN." Pretty much what it is is the 30 school days leading up to STAAR where we review one skill and one genre PER DAY. So, yes, it is pretty much cramming. But, it has a great structure that the kiddos are getting used to and it's routined and I love me some structure in this teachers classroom.
Other than that, I'm TIRED. I mean I am REALLY, REALLY tired. I'm ready to get this test over with.
Have I mentioned how much I HATE all this testing my babies are subjected to? It's really pretty rediculous. I really feel bad for them. Every 3 weeks we have a 60 minute checkpoint test. Every 6 weeks we have benchmark testing which is 120 minutes.
FOR. EVERY. SINGLE. SUBJECT.No wonder why the kids are so burnt out. I'm burnt out GIVING ALL THESE TESTS!
Say some prayers for me & my babies on Tuesday & Wednesday when they take their Math & Reading tests!