Today starts the New York State ELA exams for students in grades 3-8. This is day one of three days of ELA testing. G seems focused and ready. Now that he's in fourth grade, I think he has a better understanding of what the test will be like, and he'll be able to better manage his time this year. He knows that we expect him to work hard, but he isn't stressed about it. He knows we're proud of him no matter what.
To help ease the sting of the tests for his classmates, G and I put together some testing treats for his class. We decided on the new Lego version available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. It was a difficult choice between Stars Wars and Legos, but Legos won in the end.