I’m looking for a good website to purchase storage options for my classroom, but the catch is they need to accept school purchase orders so I can use my $100 allotment. Anybody have a good website they order from? They cannot reimburse me so it needs to be something I can use a purchase order for. A lot of teachers go to a local place for supplies but they don’t have storage options.
Any ideas? I’ve been googling and can’t find any good sites.
- Student: what am I doing?
- Me: taking another test.
- (She stands in the middle of the classroom pouting)
- Me: come over. We need to get started.
- Student: I don't want to take another test. There are too many. Why do I have to do this? I want to be with my class.
- Me: I know. I'm sorry. I think this is the last one for a little while.
- I sit there just as sad as she is.
- I don't think people understand what standardized testing does to kids with disabilities. You can't herd them all in a room and just have them take it. Some kids have the whole test read to them. Depending on the test, each question could be different (this is specific to math). You can't read 4 different tests at a time. So, I read them individually. I take precious instructional time to read an at times inappropriate leveled test to each child.
- Don't even get me started on how I feel about administering a 6th grade reading test to a kid who reads on the 1st grade level. Not only is it not going to give anyone the information they want to know, but it makes that kid feel like crap.
- Shame on the people who push for standardized testing.
- Making a child with disabilities feel like crap one test at a time.
- Test them enough and they willl start to believe it.
- It makes them feel like crap and if they're not taking a SPED version of the test (like some of my students who have IEPs but don't qualify for the MAAS) their scores are showing that they don't know anything. But more than likely, they just didn't understand.