testing blahs...

Every Sunday night I get anxious for a new week to start. 

I usually can't sleep, because I have so much on my mind. 

I am usually worried about something.

(I might just be a worry wart.)

Tonight I am worried about the "big test" coming up...

Am I the only one who is worried about state district testing??

I know I'm not.  I can't be.

Is it weird to be so nervous?

Is it normal to be so nervous?

Seriously my stomach hurts to even THINK about it.

Did I teach them everything they need to know?


I can honestly say that I did everything in my power to teach my students.

As my first graders would say, "Mrs. Lindsey you have done your personal best."

Up until now I have worked my butt off (not literally... unfortunately).


I hate tests. I really do.

How am I going to survive the next few weeks?



  1. The only thing you CAN do (in addition to prayer) is trust that those little babies have soaked up all you have poured out and will come through for you. You seem like an awesome and creative teacher, so I would think you don't have anything to worry about. :D I have had the same exact feelings as you alllll school year! (I teach 4th) My kids just finished testing last week and I am SOOOO relieved! The only thing that got me through the last few weeks up until the tests was keeping the end in mind. "This too, shall pass." Grab some girlfriends and get yourself a pedicure when it's all over :D


  2. Aww, I know how you feel. My kiddos have their last state test today. I totally have a tummy ache! Just keep thinking about all of the learning that occurred and the growth you've seen. I looked at photos from this year, and that was a big help... it's concrete proof of learning. :) Good luck1


  3. I like the responses above. I understand where you are coming from- we had 2 weeks of quiet campus. No Centers, No recess, No field trips, schedules changed AND for me... the big one was they took my co-teacher which left me with 36 for over 1/2 the day by myself. You have done your best! Whatever level your kids are at today, think back to the first day of school. I am sure you have seen some growth! Good Luck and let us know how it goes.


  4. I thought you were from Utah and we don't have state testing for our first graders! Do you do a district level one? We do here in Nebo School District, but it's not quite as high stakes as the State Test was. Good luck to your first grade cuties!

  5. I was thinking the same thing as Kim! No state testing for 1st graders, right? Maybe you have a district one! I even get nervous giving my students a test that I have created! I just want them to do well!

  6. ha - ya i checked and it is a district one... but i am still just as nervous... nothing has changed! ahh! i am still cramming everything i can into their little brains... help!

  7. Read "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day" by Dr. Seuss to your kids and you'll all feel better!

  8. I totally get ya. I gave my kids smarties today before one of their tests. It gives them an extra boost of confidence, as silly as it sounds!


  9. Oh good! You had me all worried....like Davis District is starting state testing and then we all will! AHHH! But I'm glad it's just your district! :) Good luck! By the looks of all of the great ideas you share...I'm sure your students will be VERY prepared!


thanks for the love ♥

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