"If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that."
~ Michelle Obama, FLOTUS
Nina had three hours of English EOG testing yesterday. She has three hours of math testing today. Tomorrow is science. They have done nothing but study and prepare for these tests for weeks, and I just received this email from her teacher:
"For the science EOG tomorrow, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure your child has gone into Study Island and completed the extra practice I gave them in science. Students should have already been working on it. They were given the assignment in class several days ago."
NO, NO, NO. I will NOT make sure she has completed the extra practice to cram the night before the test. In fact, I will go out of my way to make sure that she does not do it. I will set her in front of the TV with a bowl of popcorn and play a movie. I will take her to the pool and buy her a Choco-taco from the ice cream truck. I will order pizza and declare it a family game night. I'm not sure what our plans will be tonight, but they will definitely NOT include Nina doing additional practice tests. No. We are done. Testing has started. Test prep is over in the House of Estrogen.
I forwarded the teacher's email to J.C. with the comment, "Bullshit. She is not doing this.' He responded, "I'm going to make her do it twice." He's a real comedian, isn't he?