A request, please, UPDATES in blue
My 9 year old ADHD/Autistic twin boys are in 3rd grade and will be taking the PSSAs for the first time next week. It's four days of greuling mandatory state testing and there is no doubt that both boys are WELL PREPARED for this testing. We all know they are going to do VERY WELL!!!
CJ (my A/B student) is cool as a cucumber about the testing and really isn't trying to worry. He feels he can't get out of it so he might as well go in there and do it and get it over with!!
Michael (my STRAIGHT A student) is stressing himself out something terrible. His teachers and school counselors, his TSS Worker, BSC and Mobile Therapist, his brother and I have all told him he is going to do very well so don't worry. The boy is making himself crazy over this.
I was wondering if you all could send him good luck wishes and let him know that he is going to ROCK THE PSSAs??? It might help him relax about it knowing that complete strangers believe in his abilities so maybe he should too!!
UPDATE #1 ~ Four Days Of PSSAs ~ Day 1 went awesome!! Their first test was math at 9 this morning. Students were given 65 minutes to complete the test and the boys were finished in 20 minutes!
UPDATE #2 ~ Four Days of PSSAs ~ Day 2 went well!! They took the first of 3 reading tests yesterday morning at 8:45 and they had 70 minutes to complete. CJ told me that his test was AWESOME and he was able to finish his test well before the time ran out. Michael said he had some difficulty with his reading test but he too was able to finish before the clock! I think they both had different reading tests because they're on different reading levels. Then they both had a 5 minute break before the next test which was math and began at 10:00 and they had 60 minutes to complete. Both the boys told me it went well and again they completed their work before the time ran out!
UPDATE #3 ~ Four Days of PSSAs ~ Day 3 was smooth sailing for the boys!! When I was scurring around yesterday morning trying to get things ready for them I forgot to give them their meds and boy what a disaster that would have been!! I QUICKLY contacted Ms. Lulu, CJs TSS Worker, and told her and she agreed to come get their meds and give them to them once she got in school. Totally my fault but at least I realized it in a timely manner and avoided complete meltdowns during testing!! The boys reported that both the reading and math tests were rather easy yesterday!! They said that testing the day before was much harder then the tests they took yesterday!! They are very relieved that there is only 1 more to go then they are FINISHED for an entire year!! They were more excited about their After School Readers Theater Club performance that they were starring in yesterday. I am so proud of both of them, they read their lines with such confidence!! I really believe that this readers theater club helped CJs reading skills tremendously!! Stay tuned for my final update!!
FINAL UPDATE ~ Four Days of PSSAs ~ Day 4 was the easiest of them all!! I am so glad they progressed from hardest down to easiest for these kids. They were completely done all this years testing by 10 a.m. yesterday morning and the rest of the day was spent enjoying various activities and a movie for the students. Now all I have to do is wait for their test scores...THIS IS THE HARDEST PART FOR ME!! HAHA I'm sure they've done very well, even their teachers told me they have done amazing!!!!
Thank you for all the supportive good luck wishes for the boys and allowing me to bore you guys with their updates. Since they've worked their little tushies off this school year, today I'm taking them to see
Then to dinner. I REALLY DESERVE HIM....oh....oopsie, I mean THEY...yeah there we go....THEY DESERVE IT!!!