Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Standardized Testing

Our MAP test (Missouri's answer to standardized testing) is quickly approaching. Next week, starting Tuesday, students will be taking the Communication Arts portion of the test for 3 days. The following week, we will then take the Math portion of the test for 3 days. It has been 2 years since I have given the MAP test, and I have to say I'm VERY nervous and worried about the performance of my students.

On the other side of the coin, I work with a fabulous co-teacher who is able to keep me light-hearted during this stressful time of the year. For example, tonight we went to US Toy and had a great time finding props for our students to use when they perform their cheer at the testing assembly Friday. If you have never been to US Toy, you should know that it is a football field sized warehouse of teaching supplies, holiday supplies, costumes/props, and party supplies. You name it, they probably have it somewhere in this mecca for teachers! If there is one in your city and you haven't stopped by, you definitely should - it's worth it!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You need to video the cheer and show the students! They will love watching themselves!!

  2. I wanted to but the principal made us stand where we were sitting to perform. I"m thinking we should do it again and record it.