Tuesday, May 19, 2009

it ain't all it's cracked up to be

this morning was my first of three mornings this week where i am proctoring for the EOG's (end of grade tests) at my daughters' school. the rules surrounding these tests are fierce and yet, somehow, it managed to be the most excruciatingly boring morning of my life. a proctor must be on their feet at all times - for 3 hours! -, roaming the room and keeping an eye on the students...while not touching any of the materials. watching closely to ensure that they are filling in bubble 34 when they are answering question 34, that sort of thing. oh! i also functioned as a bathroom escort - very exciting!

maybe tomorrow i'll get hall monitor duty... i hear they get to sit down...

5 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh, gag! Did our parents have to do that? NO! I can just imagine your mom sitting in the back of the class doing her best to make us laugh. My, times have changed....

Jennifer said...

i'm proctoring tomorrow and thursday and i'm not looking forward to it! you are such a good mom to volunteer!

Angela said...

Wow, we don't even get proctors. We get to monitor our own kids - all week long! Yick!

But you're such a good mommy to go do such a boring activity. I'm sure Meg and Kyra appreciate it.

Breezy said...

As a former teacher I applaud you for doing this! Your efforts are truly needed and for the record we all hate the EOGs...such a necessary evil (well, supposedly necessary...). Good for you!

*marissa* said...

oh yuck!!!! that is one part of being a teacher i do NOT miss one bit!!!!