Friday, July 13, 2007

Poetry Friday -- An Original

The Test Scores Are In

A child is more than any one score.
And so is a teacher, too.
But when the scores surprise and please,
Loudly shout, "WOO - HOO!"

I celebrate the highest highs,
I celebrate every success.
Every score is a sign of learning;
Every score measures progress.

I know I taught, but did they learn?
The question haunts me less
Because I see the numbers there
And can measure my teaching with the tests.

A child is more than any one score.
And so is a teacher, too.
But when the scores surprise and please,
Loudly shout, "WOO - HOO!"


Round up this week is at Chicken Spaghetti.

6 comments:

  1. WOO-HOO to you, Mary Lee! Happy Summer!

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  2. Anonymous9:50 PM

    A new goal:
    No child left un-Woo-Hoo-ed!

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  3. Sam -- I'd like to hear that in a politician's stump speech!

    Elaine -- Thanks! The happiness quotient of my summer certainly wasn't depending on good testing news, but it did push it up a notch or two!

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  4. Anonymous9:24 AM

    WOO HOO! Happy summer to you!

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  5. Love the poem! Great one Mary Lee.

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  6. Anonymous1:29 AM

    So tickled by this. Can you be my childrens' teacher???

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