Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Working 9 to 5....

...don't I wish.....anyway, so TOMORROW is the Reading TAKS day (that's Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Testing to those that perhaps don't reside in Texas, or watch education stories on the news)....it's pretty much the pinnacle of the year for the Texas intermediate teachers (though 6th grade 'graduation' will be right up there for me this year). I THINK they are ready, but I'll be glad when it's over and I can't do anything more to prepare for this test. My focus after TAKS is making sure my kiddos are ready for 7th grade and no 7th grade English teacher ever says "Who in the WORLD was YOUR Language Arts teacher last year?"...as they muddle through grammar, or try to say they've never worked with prepositional phrases, unless of course it is said out of gratitude and amazement at the sheer magnitude of knowledge they possess...I'll hold my breath for that one!

2 comments:

Maurine said...

have fun with grammar. Will they be diagramming sentences?

Christy said...

We have tried some of it, but....you know....some of them don't capitalize their sentences or proper nouns....it puts me into a state of shock when I see that on a paper....much less be able to identify the parts of speech!