BUSY week tutoring this week! EVERY day---always early mornings--THANK GOODNESS I don't sleep much anyway! The Louisiana LEAP test for the 4th grade is Tuesday. I tutor 4th graders---SO we have been working overtime with last minute instructions and preparations! For the first time, I have been also tutoring boys. Up until this week, I have only worked with girls for 2 years---THE BOYS---well lets just say--Boys have not changed much since my boys were growing up. It's definitely VERY different to tutor the boys.
I go back Monday for 2 more sessions-one with the boys at 7:45 and the other with my first student at 2:30. At this point it is just a reminder of the format they are to write in and a reminder to "Put Your Thinking Cap On"!
THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL A HIGH STAKES TEST!!!
No passing to the 5th grade--even if your grades are passing-unless you pass this test-------PRESSURE & STRESS!
On a brighter note---I took the sister of my long standing 4th grade student to the dentist yesterday. Mom & Dad have just started a new job and there is no room for time off. The school nurse , Sonja, called me in and explained the situation--so off to the dentist we went. She was SO brave---braver, I might add, than many grown men and women are about the dentist. NO DEADENING for yesterday's filling and she did great. It seemed an Icee was appropriate for her bravery--so we made a stop on our way home. You should have seen the two of us trying to balance 6 Icees for brothers and sisters on the trip home! IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I CARTED KIDS AROUND!
THE WEATHER IS PERFECT HERE--HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!