Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I would rather

Today my job title changed from teacher to test administrator as I ushered in that rite of Spring known as the TAKS. My duties included reading a script on how to bubble in the answer document, handing out said answer documents and sharpening pencils. It was a full 5 hours of "active monitoring", a job that isn't as glamorous as it may sound. Since I couldn't do anything other than walk around staring at kids, I mentally composed a list of things that would be better. In fact there are a number of things I would rather do than actively monitor a test:

I would rather watch a marathon of Rock of Love.

I would rather scratch my eyes out with dull pencils.

I would rather eat liver and onions.

I would rather pull my toenails out with rusty pliers.

I would rather listen to Macarena on repeat loop for 24 hours.

I would rather do the burpee challenge.

I would rather get a bikini wax.

I would rather be a contestant on Fear Factor.

I would rather have the interior of my car sprayed down with Axe body spray on a 100 degree day.

I would rather eat playdough for a week.

I would rather watch David Hasselhoff music videos.

*5 hours in one room with same kids allowed me to become more and more creative.

In the end, I monitored the test, then took the kiddoes out to play kickball. Tomorrow, I go back to teacher status.


Columbia Lily said...

ugh....at least our test days are only 3 hours long. However, there are a total of 8 test days over three separate weeks (as in, 4 days in Feb, 2 next week and 2 the week after). I don't miss TAKS at all.

Housewife Savant said...

Rock of Love marathon... Macarana loop... Axe... Hahaha.
Liver and onions...? Liver and onions...?
Didja hafta go there?
I [heart] liver and onions.
I know; right? There's no way to doll it up.
I just do.
I hope that getting back to normal means Good Normal.

Caseyindallas said...

I'm with you on this one!! Dread this part of the year....

Definitely more challenging than people realize. Congrats on being finished! Ours are in a few weeks...

Brenda Jean said...

Ahhhhh, so this is why my daughter's teacher made me do some make-up testing with kids. BAHAHHAHA I had to do it twice and hated it. I LOVE working with the kids but I had to sit with one at a time, and tell them what to do but NO help, NO nodding if they did it right-- just sit. I thought I was going to go nuts. I'm not sure I could watch Rock of Love instead though. That would be torture of the worst kind.

Colleen said...

Why am I the only crazy one that LOVED testing days? Seriously! Jeans, snacks in the lounge, and no new assignments to grade? I could have given tests for a living. I do not have that anymore with the new gig, but I do have kick butt food still.