Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fall 2012 #37: The Grade


F is for Fall, and sadly, it's also for the grade of F, which my school now has, according to the state, and announced to the world today. This F is pretty hard to take, considering we're all working like maniacs, kids and teachers alike. It kind of messed up my mood for awhile.  I do not like getting an F.  I have only gotten one F in my life, before this.  It was in first grade.  I think I added when all the math problems called for subtraction.  I brought the F home and cried to my mom, who hugged me.  My oldest brother said, "This is nothing to cry about.  I've gotten a ton of those."
So, I'm trying to remember that an F is nothing to cry about.  Artful School is a fabulous place to work and to learn. I'm going to remember that F is for FUN and I'm going to try to keep having fun at my job, no matter what.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fairview teachers are working freaking hard, and grades are ridiculous. You and those kids are moving forward and learning each day. I hate grades. Hugs to you!
N

Mary Moeller said...

My guess is F should be the grade for testing not the school being tested. A big Halloween Booooo to testing and grading. It should be about learning and enjoying. F is for Fun.

LH said...

HT headline on the front page today:

Schools: 13 A's. 2 F's.

BLEH!

KC said...

This makes me really sad. F is for Fantastic Fairview!! I'm in your corner. I agree with mm that the tests are bit failures. ((hugs)) to you and all the Fairview peeps.

jdoc said...

This gets on my last nerve. I sorry that you and all of the fabulous teachers and kids at Artful School have to endure this. unFair.

Anonymous said...

Are they measuring rate of achievement? Or just achievement level? Both are, I wholeheartedly agree, difficult to truly assess, but the first is is something to be proud of....

MEM at JFK in CA