Friday, April 3, 2009

AIMS Reflections

A reflection on Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) standardized test. I'm not generally a big poet, but I didn't think this one turned out too bad...







AIMS Day


Bubbling, bubbling, bubbling
Soft, nervous scribbling
A yawn, a stretch, a silent groan, a sigh
Got it!---wait! Nope, this is it… whew, that was close


Perfect bubbles, heavy and dark

Wheels turning, pondering, thinking, considering, wavering, confused

Hushed whispers=reading silently, lips move

Intent, must do well

A sea of sloppy bubbles

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe, C if you don’t know

Figuring, counting, calculating

Pages flipping


Bubbling, bubbling, endless bubbling…


-D. Shetler, April 2007

2 comments:

Ross said...

You know what would be great (or maybe not)? Writing a poem while proctoring. Okay, that's probably not the best idea, but it could keep you busy for a bit.

John Spencer said...

Nice poem!