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  •  You don't know how angry I am (8+ / 0-)

    My child is in 4th grade and taking state tests over six days the next two weeks. These tests count not only for the school, but for her middle school "application." She was hysterical last night. She had trouble falling asleep, then got upset because she was having trouble falling asleep and got afraid she wouldn't get enough sleep for the test, which of course made it impossible to fall asleep, which fed her fear about not getting enough sleep. It took 20 minutes of back-rubbing to get her to fall asleep. While a part of me, of course, enjoyed getting to baby my nine year old (something I rarely get to do anymore), most of me was just enraged about the pressure put on 4th graders. Livid.

    •  And then of course, they take the test (3+ / 0-)
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      Lujane, FloridaSNMOM, chimene

      THAT stressed.

      Timed tests don't have a buffer built in for 'my future is ruined if I get this one wrong and my favorite teacher will get in trouble eeeeeeek' thinking during the test.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 08:30:13 AM PDT

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