It's that time of the school year--state standardized testing time. For those of you unfamiliar with this time, it's also known as the most boring time of the school year.
My seventh graders are being tested in five different areas: writing, reading, English (grammar), science, and math. My school has it set up where teachers alternate administering the test. English teachers started administering tests on Monday with the writing test to all of their classes, and then yesterday and today we are giving the reading test.
Here's an example of how Tuesday went (which is when I wore this outfit):
-classes on a block schedule so only seeing odd classes today
-class comes into my classroom and I quickly take attendance and remind students of a few things for the test (mainly, take your time!)
-make sure students leave everything in the classroom and lock it up
-walk to computer lab toting a box with all testing supplies
-students sit at assigned computer
-begin reading test directions out of the booklet and pass out papers
-students begin taking the 65 minute test
-repeat these steps all day long....
*While students take the test, administrators aren't allowed to do anything: read, look at a computer, grade papers, etc. We're pretty much only allowed to breathe and count the tiles on the floor.
This brings me to my outfit yesterday.....
For state testing, a teacher wants to dress comfortable. Since yoga pants are against dress code, I wore the second best thing: a dress and tennies
Dress: bought this winter at Anthropologie