No one really enjoys taking tests even if they happen to be really good at taking them. To celebrate the arrival of spring and it just being naturally wonderful outside today, I decided to let the kiddos take their midterm outside in the sunshine or in the shade of the building. They loved it of course, and it was actually easier to watch them take the test out there than it is in my classroom (which has no windows mind you). While we had to battle a bug or two and listen to a very happy bird chirp fairly incessantly, the experience was nothing short of delightful for me and them. I’ll end this little post by simply saying it’s nice to break out of the ‘prison’ from time to time even when doing something as fettering as taking a test.