Thursday, June 4, 2009
The Exam Debate
Well, it's exam time at the children's school. In fact if it's not exams it's tests. I keep it low key with my children so they are still laid back about the whole process but the stress levels amongst the, shall we say, more competitive parents seems to be at an all time high. Casual conversations started with teachers about the weather (hot, hot & hot at the moment) invariably lead to, 'what do you think you'll be covering in the exam, exactly'. Note the very casual 'exactly' thrown in. Bemused teachers reply referring to a Study Guide (err, the whole year's curriculum) and parents depart crestfallen. However, some don't give up and almost demand to know exactly what will be included nearly busting their blouses in frustration. Anyway, when in Rome, just remain horizontal about it I'd say. Pass us a grape.