Monday, May 14, 2012

Time for the Happy Dance

Testing is Over

Woo Hoo! 
All the standardized testing is over and done with.
Mary is so happy!

Our homeschool classes are year round 
so this doesn't mean that we are at the end of our school year.
It just means 
we can get back to business as usual.
For some reason, these tests
create a great deal of stress for the both of us.
It must be PTS from the EOG testing in public school.
The weeks leading up to the tests create an unwarranted fear and frantic cramming.
Luckily I only allowed the torture of test preparation to last for two weeks
 this year.
(I suppose this is how public school teachers feel all year long... teaching to a test)
Maybe next year we will get it through our heads that 
this test is simply a requirement of the state.
We are just going through the motions.
This score has nothing to do with her grade.
Even if she did poorly
(which she won't)
it would only let me know what we still need to work on.  

However, she was MORE than prepared for this test. 

We have had a really good year! 
Mary has made so much progress and I have worked a lot of bugs out of our routine.
We are truly getting this Homeschool thing down packed.
We are "officially" only three-fourths
through this school year
but I may be able to promote her before then.

Way to go Mary!
7th Grade is going to be even better!

Off and Away!

 They are off to mail her tests in.
She is giddy!
Hopefully this is a good sign.
I think she feels very confident that she scored well.

We will know soon enough.
Seton Testing Services is fast and reliable. 

Till then we will continue as usual.
One day at a time!


Anonymous said...

Good Job Mary and Momma...its behind you..and it all went well...Congratulations!!

Green Gourd Creations said...

Thank you, it gets easier every year!