Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lots of Teaching Today

After a few days of testing, and a deviation from our typical schedule, we're back to the teaching/learning routine today, and I must say I welcome the change.

Testing disrupts our school in many ways due to the staffing needs, time, and energy needed to administer the tests.  That disruption affects students' attitudes and readiness for the other curriculum and daily matters, and it's important to consider that disruption seriously so students have the energy, inspiration, and focus to "show off" and do their best on the tests.

Now that we're headed back to our typical learning routine, I'll have to make some time to acknowledge the return as we create our endangered species mini posters, learn about equivalent fractions, and read wonderful stories today.