Bruce takes his first standardized test next week. WTH!!! Don’t even GET ME STARTED! First graders taking a standardized test is ludicrous and ill-conceived in my opinion. In class they have been taking many practice tests lately. Bruce shared that the class gave him the dreaded “thumbs down” and did the “shame on you” sign to him. Apparently there was a series of instructions that he failed to follow resulting in the class gestures. We talked it over and I asked him, “Bruce are you going to listen and follow directions tomorrow?” He answered, “I’ll try.” And I replied with my favorite Yoda quote: “Do or do not. There is no try!!!!”
Thanks Yoda for the wisdom.
On the way to school this morning he amended his story. He said that the class didn’t give him thumbs down or the “shame on you.” Mrs. Welch just instructed him to listen. Yeah, we’re gonna work more on that honesty quality too.
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