We started ISTEP today and I think the kids did a great job! They all looked like they were working hard and focused. That is great news if you ask me!
A few weeks ago my parents cleaned out some old papers, art projects, etc. that my brother and I made when we were kids. They found some hilarious things that we at the time thought were gold. My favorite was a journal entry my brother wrote. If you know my brother, just the fact that he would start an entry as..."Dear Diary" is enough to cause us to laugh hysterically. Another thing they found was my 3rd grade ISTEP writing prompt! How perfect now that I teach Language Arts. I shared my writing with my kids today to give them a good giggle after their hard work this morning. They LOVED it, and had lots of questions. I think the part they appreciated the most was the reminder that Mrs. Van Laeken was once a kid too. :)