Tuesday, January 20, 2009
HELP!!! It's Exam Week!!!
It is exam week, something every student knows is coming ...really for at least a few years.
Every semester is the same after all: start fresh courses, learn new things, write an exam...repeat.
My admonition the past few weeks has been:
Yet, here we are, the first day of exams, and I see this face repeatedly, before and after the exam:
My job sounds simple, keep the kids out of the halls and lockers so that those still writing can actually think.
No problem! After all, the principal did announce before the exams began, what time the kids were to be allowed out, with an admonition to be quiet as they moved through the halls.
We know kids are terrific at paying attention to announcements right?
Yet, some how, I still found myself repeating this statement a hundred or more times today:
My remedy and preparation for tomorrow's exam, (beyond calling in the Big Kahunas to help with the initial dismissal) is this:
I hope I don't make it to number 4 of the instructions, but by Friday....you may have to come looking for me!