Breathe. Just breathe. My poor students are gearing up for their MCAS next month. Between breaks and the A week / B week classes, without any snow days, we see kids 10 more days for my 45 minute class and probably the same for their 90 minute ELA classes.
A lot of them act out as soon as I mention testing. It’s understandable, but so much of what is going on is about them not feeling confident in their own abilities. Dear students, you are smart. You are. Period. End of sentence. Why do you doubt yourselves?
We have made it 102 days. We will complete our next 78. All will be fine.