Oh, what a mangled web we weave, when first in test scores we do believe…240_F_36539779_bkQ5KXftql36po9Wun46UyBRabTLrIBI

If you are a Teacher, a Curriculum, Literacy or Instructional Coach or other School Admin Staff, you are up to your elbows in testing right about now, and more or less that way till just about the end of the school year!

Schools across the nation have been engaged in all sorts of formative testing across grade levels to assess reading levels, including phonics, phonemic awareness, concepts about print, vocabulary, and writing/spelling; MAP Testing (Measures of Academic Progress); classroom curriculum benchmark testing; and now State measures of progress in the form of summative assessments given throughout the last twenty days of the school year to measure progress in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies.

If you are also a parent of one of those “tested-out” students, God bless you!!!

It’s almost over.

But not yet.

What a Gifted Writer, Rhi


Rhi is preparing herself for the opening of a play that she wrote about herself, an Autistic woman lately diagnosed.

It is being performed in the UK (wish I could see it, but I’ll keep up with the following) by Lucy Theobald, whom Rhi declares absolutely does an amazing job of portraying her character.

Rhi is saving up her reserves at the moment, she says, because it can be very energy-draining to stay in the limelight up to the point of opening night.

Makes me think of various students and people I know who have so much of this same kind of creative energy and talent to share.  Makes me want to figure out ways to get them writing…

You can see more of Rhi here:

via The Duck: An Autistic Play 

Further details for local tickets for The Duck can be found here:

Thanks, Rhi, for sharing your life with us.  You are teaching us more than you realize.