Wednesday, March 9, 2011

SOLSC: Testing My Energy - 9/31

The Slice of Life Story Challenge 
is hosted by the Two Writing Teachers.

Testing My Energy

State testing is upon us
And what is a teacher to do?
But walk about and monitor
Encouraging the last few.

There is no conversation.
No learning. Not a thought.
So why am I so tired?
I haven't even taught.


  1. Perfect! We have another round of testing coming up in April. I'll be thinking of your poem!

  2. What a perfect way to explain a teacher during state testing. Love it! The end is near, hang in there.

  3. You hit the nail on the head with that one! I was right there with you last week and will be again next week. Good luck! It's almost over...

  4. Oh my goodness, it is so true! Watching the kids take the tests is exhausting. The state testing gives me such a helpless feeling. I'm writing your poem in my notebook to share with teachers next fall. :)

  5. Right on point, concise, perfect expression of my thoughts. I think the stress wears on you.

  6. You certainly said it all, & so right. Also, so sad.

  7. Congrats on sticking with it! It is truly amazing how exhausting it is to watch, be quiet, worry, wander, and repeat!!! :)


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