My students have been taking NWEA tests this week. They're being troopers, but the wacky schedule is always tiring. Today, we were supposed to test from 1:45 to 2:45. I rearranged my recess, which we had indoors because of rain. Then I quickly assigned homework, gave my "do your best" pep talk, and led my students to the room full of laptops. I tried to log in to the site to start the testing session, and... NOTHING! So, I had a room full of 3rd graders waiting. And waiting. And waiting. My teammate was having the same problem in the computer lab. It wasn't our Internet connection, so the problem was obviously something glitchy with the NWEA site. My principal tried to call NWEA to see what the problem was but had no success. So.... We headed back to class. It was kind of nice actually. The kids read, and then we worked in our "tree booklets". We'll try again tomorrow. I'm sure the glitch (or whatever) will be resolved by then!
Now, for the giveaway news!
Melissa at Teacher Treasure Hunter is holding a huge fall product giveaway. She is celebrating over 4,000 Teacher Treasure Hunter followers on Pinterest and over 1,500 on TPT! Over 75 Teachers Pay Teachers sellers have donated products. The prizes are divided up into groups so there will be 9 winners! The giveaway will end at midnight (PST) on September 30, 2014. I've donated product to her 2nd Grade Math Bundle and the 3rd Grade ELA Bundle. There are prize packages available for grades K through 5. Melissa has even created some beautiful fall freebie posters to share. Head over to enter. Good luck!