As everyone from Massachusetts knows, Spring is the time when many of our students take the MCAS tests. Our third, fourth, and fifth graders have already taken part of the exam and will dive back in next week. Since these statewide tests measure a student's and school's performance, they can feel like a very big deal.
That's why there are new items papering the Perkins' entrance way along with its bulletin board full of announcements. The hall in encrusted with letters from parents cheering their test-taking children on. There are many lovely notes, you should see them. But we only have room to show you a few samples in this post.
(Don't forget, they are easier to read if you click on them to make them bigger.)