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.











8 comments:

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

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

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  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...

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  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. :)

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

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

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  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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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.