Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Monday, January 11, 2010

What I Have To Deal With

Three times a year, our students are tested on a computerized test. I (Carrie) am the one responsible for proctoring these tests. Obviously, when students are testing, you want them to have a quiet place free of distractions. Normally, my room is a place that people cut through all day long. It has a door to the kitchen, a door to the teachers' room, a door out into the hall, two doors into the library, and a staircase to the mezzanine.

So, logically when we are testing, I post signs on all of the doors like this:

Now, one would think that most people would see this sign and find another route to where they were going. By 9:30 this morning (I started testing at 8:35) I had someone come through the kitchen door to cut to the teachers' room and another adult come in through the hall door with the proclamation that she "peeked in and didn't see any kids" when, in fact, there were still two kids in with me. The best one was when someone opened the teachers' room door (which sticks and is LOUD) and said "Oh, I was just checking to see if you were still testing - I'll go around." I wanted to say, "No, I just hung the signs for the fun of it.

So, up goes round 2 of the signs - these were placed below the first do not enter signs.

This one on the hall door:

This one on the teachers' room door:

and this one on the kitchen door where people love to cut through after dropping their kids of at the cafeteria.

Now, one would think that would work - again,! at 11:30 - someone came bounding through the door above that says we test until 12:15.

Now begins Phase 3 of Operation Keep People Out of the Computer Lab During Testing

The STOP Sign and orange cone:

This finally worked - and made people a wee bit upset in the process.

If people could just use a bit of common sense and follow directions, life would be so much easier.

It's going to be a long 8 days of testing......


Anonymous said...

A hot wire from the socket to the inside door knob would work....but then instead of just a stop sign you'd have some bodies too.

anofferingoflove said...

omg, why are people idiots?! i love the signs! :)

Lisa said...

Those signs are classic!!!

This Mom said...

That's so ridiculous that you need to go that far. One sign should be enough...