Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hummer's Kindergarten Assessment

I almost forgot to take him--we were ten minutes late. He went in by himself with one of the Kindergarten teachers while I shot the breeze with a couple of other waiting people.

She came back out with him, and congratulated me: "He knows his ABC's!"

{ me thinking - yes, well, I would hope he does since he is currently reading the Magic Tree House books and doing his own scripture study. . . . :) }

but then she pointed to a highlighted part on the paper

"But he had trouble counting to 20. He kept skipping numbers. After three tries, I had to mark that one. But he should be just fine."

She sent us on our way with a nifty school-mascot tote bag.

I asked Hummer, "Don't you know how to count to 20? How did you do it for her?"

Hummer: "1, 5, 10, 15, 20"

Me: "But you were supposed to do all of the numbers up to 20."

Hummer: "That is all of them."

SIGH.

Reminds me of when Exacto came home from taking the test to be in the Gifted / Talented program for 3rd grade. When I asked him about what the test was like, he said for part of it they were supposed to draw the most creative picture they could think of.

I asked him what he drew, knowing of his startlingly innovative ideas.

He said, "The sun."

Me: "With a face or anything?"

Him: "No, just the sun."

{ me thinking GT is overrated anyway. . . .}

6 comments:

Mary D said...[Reply to comment]

I Love it! I remember helping to administer those tests to students and sometimes they said and did the funniest things.

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Honestly, I fully expect him to start levitating things with his eyes alone. I LOVE my Baker nephews!

snbjork said...[Reply to comment]

I love Becky's comment. Ha! =) Hummer sure is a crack up. It's his way of the highway, man! He's a little genius, though. I'm surprised the teacher couldn't pick up on it (couldn't she tell by the way he counted by fives?? How many kindergartners can do that??). Oh well...they'll learn soon enough! =) Thanks for sharing the cute story.

My Favorite Things said...[Reply to comment]

I subbed for K garten and one kid didn't know how to hold a pencil. I wanted to send him back home and tell his parents to do their job. Pathetic!

llamitanan said...[Reply to comment]

What a character our sweet Hummer is! His counting by 5's reminded me of a little boy in the Primary class I was subbing who was randomly counting as far as he could by 40's. I hope the teacher administrating the assessment won't be his teacher. If so, it might be a very long year for Hummer--and the teacher. :)

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

That is hilarious. What a cute boy!!