Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I heart DIBELS - NOT!!!

I have so many things I plan to share from the babies' crazy DIBELS tests, but for now let me just give you this. If you aren't familiar with DIBLES, read this post from last year. One of the words the babies are asked to use in a sentence is makes. Every single one of them that gave an answer said, "When you mix stuff!" Somehow, they all heard mix instead of makes. Weird, huh? J.W. gave me this for ago (yeah, don't even get me started about that word being part of this stupid test!!) "A goat hit people with its head." It really pisses me off that I couldn't give him any points for that!! That was a great sentence, wasn't it? Especially for a 5 year old.


Suz said...

Oh my gosh. The testing is really crazy. I have always hated the standardized tests myself.
This one sounds crazy. I would cheat and give them more points. :)
I would NOT make a good teacher.

Christina Shaver said...

I'm laughing my head off right now!!! That is TOO funny!

Poppy said...

I wonder if you can let me know if Najia and Ed are OK? I haven't seen anything on her blog since the end of July and I wrote to her work email and didn't hear. I am not a close friend, but was the foster Mom for their dog Milo. I really respect them both and hope they are OK.

Thank you,

Clippy Mat said...

testing and babies don't go together do they? poor little things.
they're lucky they've got you for a teacher.