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We’re gearing up for our annual standardized testing. Just the thought makes my stomach have a little fluttery feeling. It feels like when I was a teenager and my friends and I would drive our cars over “thrill hill” just fast enough for the flutters, but so fast we’d get in trouble with the neighbors.

It makes me want to go hide under my bed for the next few weeks until all of the testing has been done, submitted, and scores received. But then I have a feeling if I went to check under the bed, the dust bunnies would scare me even more than the standardized testing does.

So, instead, I’ll be a big girl and just dig in.

There always seems to be some drama during testing week.

Cranky mornings

Late evenings (even though we say we’re going early)

Broken pencils

Lost erasers

Never found patience

But, that’s just me. Little Buddy always seems to do just fine. Since standardized testing has been a regular occurrence for him, he just takes it all in stride.

Me on the other hand, I’m thinking those dust bunnies better watch out and I need to add another box of pencils to my shopping list.





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  1. Oh my goodness- I can’t imagine going through that every year. How stressful. We are fortunate in NV that we don’t have to do the testing. I have so much homeschool freedom that when we start discussing moving to another state- we asses the homeschool laws & actually have crossed off certain states off our “approved” list because of how they differ from what we are used to. Amazing how different it can be from one state to another.

  2. Hi Robyn!
    I stumbled upon the Best Chocolate Cake recipe ever for my son’s birthday. While looking at your recipe I was amazed to discover you home school too! I am a mother of 3 under the age of 5. I am homeschooling my boys for the first time K for my 5 year old pre-K for my 4 yr old. I have been using a curriculum I found through lesson pathways but I am looking for a curriculum I can purchase and have at home with guidance on how to have my son tested. Do you have any suggestions for this? Thank you in advance for any advice! God Bless You!