Winding down…

27 school days left.  Whoa!!

What a great year this has been so far.  So fun to see my student thrive and become a nice citizen of the world.  I know…there is still some work to be done but it’s nice to sit back and reflect.

FCAT is nearly finished for 7th grade.  I believe the other grades in the school still have some testing to do.  You would think that all the stress of school would be complete but just around the corner are “End of Course” exams and then their semester tests.  OOF!

As an interpreter, all this testing can be stressful.  Depending on your student, you may need to keep up with all the vocabulary you established throughout the year because it may come up on a test.  Also, sitting quietly while your student is testing can take a toll.  We all want a few minutes to sit quietly but during testing you can’t really “decompress” you have to be actively ready if your student needs anything interpreted on the test or if the teacher and or fellow students say anything.  My trick to keep my happy during this time is to get an “ear worm” of a happy song that I can sign in my head to keep my occupied. 

I have decided not to work this summer, instead I’m attending Silent Weekend in June and hope to get into the Summer Institute. I love improving my craft. Knowledge is power! 🙂

 

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