Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Updated post

I don't teach math this year. If you read my blog last year you will know how frustrated my kids made me over math. This post sort of summed it all up.

Just wanted you to know that out of my 24 kids last year, I had eight score advanced, and all but two pass the state math test. Yup, they were lazy but kicked into gear when it mattered.

7 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

My problem with some of the students is when you give it your all, and they don't even put in effort…

Frustrating!

Now, I'm off to read your post.

Intense Guy said...

I was just reading about how one in four American kids weren't fit to enter the military because they couldn't pass a pretty basic math test.

2 + X = 4

What is "X".

Frightening.

Cheeseboy said...

This makes you a fantastic teacher in my eyes.

Ninny said...

I think you did pretty good, especially when you consider what you have to work with, which is the total kid...diet, sleep, wrecked home, drugs, alcohol, video games..not just the brain part. There's a lot competing for your attention.

Hope you are enjoying your winter break. And for the record, I've noticed that as I age, my shoe size increases. I'm now up to a size 6, LOL!

Liz

Territory Mom said...

Dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year.

Intense Guy said...

Happy New Year!!!

I hope it brings you many memorable teaching moments where you can see the "lightbulb" turn on over your student's heads.

:)

elysabeth said...

Of course they do well on those tests because they know that's what counts - lol. I found you through Mr. Hughes blog, whom I work with virtually during his writing time, and have since 2008. I'm an author so if you would like virtual classroom visits, please stop by my website and check out what I offer.

I hope to see more of you and your experiences around. If you add an email subscription (if not already done) I'll subscribe and get your postings in my email. See you in the postings - Mrs. E :)

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