Whoooo-Hooooo! Testing is over!!!!
Truth be told, I can't tell you who's happier, the teachers or the kids. I'm suspecting the teachers because the kids certainly didn't care, nor were they stressed out in the slightest. Heck, mine all fell asleep as soon as they finished their tests so I doubt they were even remotely concerned. I was just worried they'd start drooling on their answer sheets.
Teachers on the other hand have a lot to worry about. Will our scores show improvement? How will my personal teacher value scores come out? Did we hit all the Standards? When will we get the results? And the big question - how in the bloody hell do we keep the hormones on feet busy for three more weeks? They've basically shut down, seeing as how The Very Big Test is finished and as far as they're concerned, it's nearly summer vacation. But we still have grades and report cards, and they still need to focus. Just try convincing them of that.
In the meantime, the kids had their reward parties (each grade level separate) this afternoon. If they showed up for every single test on time and were not absent, they got an entire period to hang out in the gym, listen to music, munch on popcorn, buy pop and candy, and just generally dance and run around like idiots. Mrs. Eagle suggested we videotape them and show the tape at their 10 year high school reunion so they'd see how silly they look.
Amazingly enough, even some of our more oddball characters have managed to hook up with someone, which just goes to show that the old adage is true, there's someone for everyone. I didn't believe it until I finally saw - with my very own eyes - that Poop Boy has a girlfriend. Amazing. They even danced. And she seems somewhat normal (although maybe she has impaired judgement, who's to say?)
I'm so damn glad it's Friday.