[room 329] welcome to AIMS-land

April 19, 2012

We’ve been taking AIMS all week at school (except yesterday because we have half days on Wednesdays). Monday was science and writing; Tuesday was math and reading. Today was also math and reading and tomorrow will be as well. AIMS, Arizona’s standardized test for grades 3 and above, requires bare classrooms, which means every teacher had to go around either taking down every instructional material or covering them up with butcher paper.

Since I was at a conference in Denver the second part of last week, I had to put everything up before I left, which especially sucked for my little ones who aren’t even taking AIMS.  AIMS has also meant that I haven’t really taught anything all week. My younger students (kindergarten and first grade) have spent time in the general education classrooms all week. They’ve been doing pretty good, thank goodness, but it’s sad to think that the only time we’ve really spent together as a class has been breakfast.


No more word wall


No more vocabulary on the cabinets


No more anythings on the wall

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