Thursday, February 7, 2008
scoring, and happy new year
Tuesday and Wednesday I sat with 11 teachers in the basement conference room of our building to score the NYS ELA grade 7 assessment. Technically, I was trainer and table facilitator, not scorer, so these (in picture) were my working tools. Next Monday and Tuesday I will reprise these roles for the ELA grade 8 assessment.
Believe it or not, I enjoyed my time with colleagues in that conference room. We worked with diligence, but we also cracked jokes and laughed a lot. (OK, I also giggled a lot and felt super goofy.) The lack of sunshine in the past week had dampened my spirits, and laughing loosened the endorphins in a mighty way.
Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year, everyone! Health and prosperity to you and your family...