Vince is taking the first part out of four sections of the MSA this morning. The MSA are some sort of no-child-left-behind testing that is done in almost year Vince has been in school. They have spent a tremendous amount of time preparing for this exam, every piece of homework sent home this year (especially the reading homework) has been geared to improving performance on this exam. It’s a little tiring how much this exam is emphasized – but I’m happy that Vince gets to do a lot of other non-test prep stuff at his school. He’s learning to play the recorder in music class as well as making awesome masks in art class. His mask was on display at the local library and we went to admire his masterpiece this weekend.