Me: "Hey buddy, did you take a test at school today?"
Z: "Yeah. It was pretty easy."
Me: "Can you tell me about it?"
Z: "Well, I had to do some reading and then I had to do some things."
Me: "Really? Like what?"
Z: "One thing I read told me to draw a tree on both sides of the house that was in the picture."
Me: "And what did you do?"
Z: "I decided to draw an evergreen tree on one side of the house, and a deciduous tree on the other side of the house."
Me in my head: "Go ahead assessment grader, just TRY to determine what my son was thinking when he answered THAT!"
Me: "Nice work buddy!"
Z: "Yeah, I did that because those are the types of trees we have at our house. The pine trees are evergreen trees, and the aspen trees are deciduous."
L: "We have a whole flock of pine trees at our house!" (She is 4)