Friday, October 7, 2016

Five Minute Friday - Test

I'm joining up at Five Minute Friday at Heading Home. Each week, she shares a prompt, and you write on that prompt for 5 minutes. This week's prompt is "Test."

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Here we go...

Right now, the test that seems to be taking up all of my thoughts is the SAT. The Boy is scheduled to take his first SAT in November of this year. 

One would think that all of the pressure would be on him for this test. He, however, seems to be pretty calm, cool, and collected about it. (Although his personality is pretty laid back most of the time, so he may actually be feeling pressure and I just don't see it.)

I, on the other hand, am feeling ALL pressure. In my mind, this test will show whether or not all of our years of homeschooling have been effective. Have I failed him? 

What if he doesn't do well? That's a direct reflection of my failure, or at least it is in my mind.

To be honest, I'm sure he will do well. He has been studying and taking practice tests using the Blue Book and Khan Academy. I've been reading The Perfect Score Project and passing on to him the helpful tips that Ms. Stier shares in her book. He's been doing very well on the practice tests he's taken so far.

But still, there's that ever-present fear that I will prove to be a failure when he takes his test.

Stop.


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