Now, I realize that it's not always as clear as the picture that Suzy paints, and like I said before, I totally see the benefit of official checklists and formal assessment. On occasion. When needed. But I guess it is what it is and I'll continue to fill in the boxes and checklists. But at the same time, I'm just going to be sure to keep my eyes open for the bursting veins and spontaneous masterpieces...
Phew! Thanks for listening to my rant. Are you over-assessed as well? I'd love to hear how it is in other districts. I did find time today to do a completely "non-objective based, never-to-be-formally assessed" project that I thought I would share because sometimes you just need to break out the construction paper and glue and get a little crafty.
We're having a Thanksgiving feast on Wednesday and since I always tell my class that they're a "bunch of turkeys," we're going to wear these adorable turkey hats made from regular birthday hats. Directions and patterns are under the picture. I hope you and your little turkeys enjoy them!
Have a great night!