The room is quiet and everything seems on-track. I had just finished reading some oral directions for our standardized math test today. Sniffle. Sniffle. Sniffle. I scan the room for the cause. I catch a head down and tears flowing. I walk over quickly to see why my friend is crying. I noticed a question was missed and then one was answered with two more unanswered and my friend has a very puzzled look. I'm not sure the correct answer is in the right place. There are so many rules and procedures when administering a standardized test. I'm not sure what to do. I start scanning the manual for answers and discover I can reread the questions as they are written. I start to reread the questions, the tears disappear and we are back on track.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for organizing the Slice of Life Story Challenge.