Again not a lot to write about.
Went to school this morning and the kids are getting wilder and wilder. Today was the day of the math test.
Each student was given a folder to put up in front of them (so no one can look at another's paper)...then the test is handed out. It was two pages with 4 problems on each page. The first four were addition problems and the other page was subtraction. The teacher reads the question and then gives the children time to answer.
But I forgot...before that happened there were pencils to be sharpened (by me) and erasers to be found. It's the end of the school years so both are in short supply. But somehow we manage to get everyone ready.
First question was something like this ....there were 5 birds on the fence...3 more birds landed there...how many birds in all.
Well...two weeks ago this would have been easy for them....but since I haven't seen any math done in the last couple of weeks...it was like asking them to write the formula for an atomic bomb or something. I was sitting at one table beside a girl that begged me to sit with her. "Grandma" she whispered..."help me." I said that I couldn't...it was a test. She started crying.
I moved to another table.
Next question and the little boy sitting next to me said "I need help Grandma" So again I whispered that I couldn't....It was heartbreaking. More that half the class turned in papers that were incomplete...but there was some surprises too....some children that I thought wouldn't know seemed to have no trouble at all.
When I left school today I was worn out. Six more days to go. I stopped to think about that and realized then I wouldn't have anything to do to keep me busy. I will really miss my days with the kids then.
Today I learned that there is a chance my daughter who lives in Florida might be moving to Alabama. I don't know anything about Alabama....now I wish I would have gone to Florida with my friend tomorrow....I might not get to go again. That is just sad.