I love March, when during the Slice of Life Challenge, I commit to writing on a daily basis. It's fun during 31 days of posts to watch the ebb and flow of my writing. Some days I'll be incredibly pleased with how a post turned out; other days I'll just be glad I posted anything at all. A huge thanks to the gang at Two Writing Teachers for hosting, organizing, and commenting on this ginormous event each year. I appreciate the community of writers you encourage the entire month of March, and all the Tuesdays the rest of the year. Thank you, thank you.
**This March, I plan to connect as many posts as possible to my #OLW for the year - SAVOR.**
Twenty-six eager 3rd grade learners...
- spent time the last few weeks studying assessment literacy
- practiced writing about a variety of reading prompts
- knew the tools that would help them for navigating online assessments
- entered their classroom this morning with shoulders set
- got computers out, logged in, and were ready to go
BEGIN THE TEST.
Twenty-six 3rd grade learners...
- eight and nine year olds trying their best to perform
- for some, reality hit
- realized some of the online tools they had practiced with did not function on the test today
- shoulders began to slump
- frustration set in
- not everyone finished
- some had tears
My heart felt sad for these wonderful third grade learners. I will not be savoring the feeling I had as I helped proctor the first day of the state assessment.