As my students walked into class today, the first question I heard was, "Wait... we have a test today?"
Yes! Not only have I announced this every single day, but the date is written on the cover page of your packet for two weeks, on the board and website daily, you had a study guide due yesterday, and we spent an entire period playing a review game to prepare you for TODAY'S test!
Every single section of my test is pulled from the activities we completed in class. In fact, some of the questions have been pulled directly from the study guide. Nothing on here should be a surprise. So, I'm sure you can imagine how I feel when they tell me, "I don't get it!"
Oh, I'm sorry! Did you miss my daily reminder about how I'm available before/after school and during my lunch/planning time to help you? Have you tried to come in for extra help even ONCE?
How about the homework? Have you been doing that? Have you even been writing it down in your planner as expected?
So... the number of parent calls I have to make to discuss these tests...
They're lucky I love them!