Today is the start of the state testing for 2nd through 6th grade at my kids school. I really wish the school wouldn't make such a big deal of it my son is in second grade and was making himself physically sick this morning worrying about it. I sat him down and told him to relax and just try his best that it wasn't testing him it was testing how well his teacher did her job this year. He said he didn't learn about quotation marks yet so I explained to him how they work and told his this test would not affect his report card or anything and he just needed to try his best and read the questions carefully. Hopefully he will see that its not a big deal and be ok he had dirreah this morning he has a nervous tummy so hopefully I calmed him enough and he won't have a problem at school.
I understand to the school and teachers it is a big deal it determines the score the school as a whole gets but I don't think stressing the kids out about it is the way to go.
on May. 1, 2012 at 12:36 PM