I am trying to be very patient with difficult child right now, but he was just really mean this morning. I think it's the end of the year exam stress peeking through. He has his first of two Regents exams tomorrow (math) and the second one is on Friday (earth science). Yesterday was part of his Italian final and next week is ELA and history. I think that the teachers in the Regents classes have done a good job prepping them for the tests, but there is alot of pressure on the kids to do well. Obviously, the better the kids do, the better it looks for the teachers. difficult child got an 87 on a practice math exam and his teacher told him it wasn't good enough. She wants them all to get at least an 88 because that shows that they've "mastered" the class. Yeah. Good luck with that one! While I'm not really looking forward to the summer, I can't wait until the tests are over.