I can’t believe it’s nearing the end of the school year again, but recent weekly messages begging for parent volunteers for EOG’s and teacher appreciation have confirmed that it is, in fact, so.
With that in mind …
No matter how you feel about school testing, the administrators and teachers are at the mercy of their local and state school boards. They can’t do anything about testing, but they still need proctors so the testing can take place at all.
Our school currently has only five volunteers so far, and track 1 tests begin in three-and-a-half weeks, so… parents who have some free time should contact their individual school to sign up. Proctoring is painless. It may involve a short training session and some time being very quiet and watching kids scribble test answers for an hour or two. But your school’s teachers and administrators would be forever grateful – let’s not give them one more thing to worry about.
Teacher Appreciation …
Your kids’ teachers work hard. In case you have any doubt, just close your eyes for a second and think about what your day would be like if you were facing six hours teaching a bunch of non-adults every single day.
I know I couldn’t do it. I won’t bore you with the laundry list of things our teachers deal with daily. Instead I’ll point out just a few – no textbooks, huge numbers of kids in some cases (my daughter’s Math 1 class has 41 students in it), parents, a wide-range of student personalities they must somehow figure out how to reach, and the pressure of getting them all to pass those aforementioned tests.
So, teacher appreciation week is being celebrated this week and next. Make sure you check your school’s website for information on how to celebrate our teachers and make sure they know you have their back.
Categories: Wake County Public Schools