It's that time of the year again - we have to do end of the year assessments, and I am scrambling to get all the pieces in place for when we meet with DE. What else is new? For all it's worth, it's earlier than in the past. We used to go down to the wire, submitting stuff right before Labor Day, which is the deadline. It drove the state administrators crazy, probably because we weren't the only ones, many families turn stuff in at the zero hour. Every year I vow to do things differently and every year it's more of the same. Oh well, what are you going to do?
We have arranged to meet with DE earlier, and if that works out, all I need to do is get the paperwork in and we're all set. That last part is the rate-limiting step because it takes some time to create a curriculum. It also takes some time to write up a summary of what we've done all year to give to DE, so we're talking just a lot of time all around. This year is also different because A is taking classes at the high school, so we have to factor that in, as well.
The question is, why am I spending time writing this blog when I should be doing all that? Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Tim Ellis for the pic.