Today the big state test comes and scares all of the kids into submission and fear for their future. Not really. In order to make my classroom test ready I had to take down or cover every word posted on the walls of my classroom. This even included the labels on my calendar. This no-word policy is so staunch that custodians lined the hallways after school covering bulletin boards and even the posted school rules in the corridors. No words. Not even the label on the counseling office was safe. The only poster I have left is of a surfer, that is where I will be casting my far-off glimpses when I am board of pacing the rows of testing students. I will imagine I am in the ocean of no words. Where will your boredom take you today?