Friday, May 11, 2012
Love & Luck in a Bag
Guess what Emily is doing today: taking her first AP (Advanced Placement) exam! In the next 5 days, she'll take 3 of them: AP European History, AP Biology, and AP Literature. She'll sit for three, 4-hour exams. For real. If she gets a score of "4" or "5", she'll earn college credit. As a sophomore! She has been studying like a madwoman: going through her study guides, taking notes from her notes, attending study sessions, and re-reading her textbooks. Her brain is stuffed full of all kinds of facts. I'm not sure how she does it.
If I could, I'd meet her at her testing site and cheerlead her through the exam, "Go, Emily! You can do it, Emily!" Unfortunately, they tend to frown upon that kind of behavior over at the high school. Instead, I decided to make her a "Good Luck" bag stuffed with all the things she might need to get through her exams: Kleenex (there's nothing more annoying than a runny nose during an exam), ibuprofen, pencils, blank journals to doodle in during breaks, a chapstick, and plenty of salty and sweet snacks. Hopefully, all of her needs will be met with stuff in the bag. I just want her to be able to focus on the exam.
Emily--no matter what your score is, I am already more proud of you than you'll ever know. You are a rock star, girl! Good Luck! I know you can do it!
Posted by Vicki at 4:56 AM