Portfolios and MCAS
For those of you who read my blog over the weekend, it probably comes as no surprise that portfolios are not coming home with report cards as we were SUPPOSED to spend a LOT of time yesterday getting them ready to go. It was supposed to be our day off from MCAS prep! I think that ground hog needs to have his eyes checked...maybe even consider an early retirement.
However, whatever you did at home to prepare your child for MCAS (a healthful dinner and breakfast, a good night's sleep, a mellow morning and a pep talk), by all means, do it again. I truly wish it were legal for me to photograph/videotape these kids taking the test. I wish you could see what I saw. They worked with such determination. They poured every once of effort they had into completing the test. As I walked around, I could tell they were using all the strategies I taught them. EVERY child took the test VERY seriously. Should any child fall short of the mark it is likely my fault as they all gave 100% today. I am so proud and you should be too.
A special thanks to Mrs. Shilale for organizing snacks and to the generous parents who supplied today's healthful treats. The quantity and quality was perfect. I know that the extra body fuel helped. They were truly enjoyed by the kids.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding your child's report card. We'll send the portfolios home on Friday for you to enjoy over the weekend. Thanks for being patient with me.
3/20/2013 06:56:21 am
What lucky kids to have such a wonderful teacher!!
3/20/2013 08:41:54 am
It's not about the test...It's ALL about the food! You are amazing and of ocurse your class did phenomenal!
3/20/2013 08:43:03 am
oops, typo...Course not ocurse
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