Thursday, March 31, 2011

Project 365 - Day 89

The third graders have been testing all week. The school counselor talked to the kids in preparation for the testing and told them that it was important that they get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast on the test days. She then offered up pizza as one example of a good breakfast. Well, Jacob took that very seriously and kept reminding us all last week that he needed to have pizza for breakfast during testing week. We told him that what she really meant is that he should eat a balanced breakfast with some protein in it, and that a peanut butter waffle (his usual) with sausage, fruit and milk should do the trick. But he kept coming back to the pizza thing, and we finally decided that there might be a psychological benefit to him if he just ate some darn pizza for breakfast. So we picked up a Hot & Ready on Sunday night, and he's been having it for breakfast all week.

1 comment:

Mom to 3 C's said...

Whatever works!

But, the schools really need too lighten up on these kids. Did you hear that a 12 yo in CT ran away last week? She was missing for about 48 hrs. hiding out in an abandoned farmstand all because she was stressed about the CMT's (state standardized tests) How far does it have to go before educators get the message and stop passing the pressure onto the kids?

sorry... getting off my soapbox now...