Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Nonchalance in the Midst of Great Chalance

Sophie is testing all week, per our state's requirement for homeschooled kids. Now, in our neck of the woods, parents are allowed to administer the tests themselves. I appreciate this because it trusts me. The downside is that today while administering a math test, I was nearly driven into apoplexy as I watched my child marking, left and right, the wrong bubbles. I was staid, and remained so. Nonchalant. But how utterly maddening to know that she knows better and then to be forced to watch her record one incorrect answer after another. It was as if she were punishing me.

I quickly determined (with my razor-sharp intellect) that it would have been wise to use a practice test, in order to provide some strategies for taking such tests - like the ins and outs of using scratch paper. (Apparently there is a difference between telling something to a child and actually having her do it.)

Oh! how I need a vacation.

3 comments:

HIllbilly Rockin' Robin said...

Yet another reason I like TN - no test except in 5th and 7th grade!! Whew! Hope all is well wiht you all!

kkollwitz said...

This is the summer....this is your vacation.

Scott Lyons said...

Here and done. Happy dance forthcoming.

Now I just need to figure out how to entertain the kids during the summer. Hmm. Maybe some Latin and some reading ...