Testing is snot funny

15 May

SBAC testing is very serious, and yet, I couldn’t help but laugh at the cacophony of upper respiratory noises emitted during our first day of testing – a mix of allergies and a feverish upper respiratory thing that has had kids out for a week, was sweeping my classroom. So many kids had to get up for tissues during the test period that I decided to put a box on every table for the next class.

As I knelt to pull out the last tissue boxes from the cupboard, I uttered a small gasp. The last boxes, in a Target multipack, were perfect for test season.


Although all the teaching posters were covered, I decided these were completely appropriate.


9 Responses to “Testing is snot funny”

  1. Lisa Keeler May 15, 2018 at 7:11 am #

    Serendipity! Hope everyone survives testing season.

  2. arjeha May 15, 2018 at 8:35 am #

    Tissues and pencils – the two most important things to have extras of during testing.

  3. Andrea Clark May 15, 2018 at 9:26 am #

    Nothing makes the sniffles and sneezes of cold/allergy season more obvious than in a very quiet environment, like testing. It always felt to me like the students were trying to be as loud as possible with their sniffling, which definitely isn’t true, but it just seemed so loud!

  4. shawndastories May 15, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

    I’m truly appreciating this post! I am at the moment sitting next to the Kleenex box while proctoring the SBA to a small group of students who are all sniffling!

  5. Lisa Corbett May 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    WOW! That is truly serendipitous! You’ve reminded me to make sure I have enough tissue next week when out testing begins. ugh

  6. ebgriffin May 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

    We should get together and create a line of tissue boxes with test prep sayings…..NOT! This post is filled with such great humor! It is always good to find fun during the serious moments.

  7. Brian Rozinsky May 15, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    Glad to see you taking things seriously, but not *too* seriously! Thanks for sharing this moment.

  8. 📝Michelle Haseltine (@Mhaseltine) May 16, 2018 at 2:23 am #

    So true! I love the idea of how they didn’t teach us the value of tissues in teacher college. YES! LOVE that you displayed these during the test!!!

  9. elsie May 16, 2018 at 9:24 am #

    Perfect tissues for the testing!

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