Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Testing Confidence Boosters

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm REALLY corny. Hokey, even. I just can't pass up a good pun. Now that testing season is upon us, my first lame test-taking confidence booster is going up on my board first thing in the morning.

Tomorrow morning, my students will be taking the statewide fifth grade writing assessment. It's a two-hour writing session, starting with reading and understanding the prompt, moving through prewriting, a rough draft, revising and editing, and ending up with a beautiful final copy and proofreading.

This test a little nerve-wracking, but my students have been working SO hard this year. All of my fifth-grade team teachers and all of our students have been working incredibly hard in writing. I know they are going to do a great job! 

When my students walk in the classroom in the morning, they are going to have a golden napkin at their seats (to symbolize getting the GOLD prize) with two vanilla cream cookies. They will also be greeted by this sign on the promethean board:

It's so lame. But that's why I love it! Now I'm going to get started working on some other posters for our CRCT. Are any of you out there as cheesy as I am?!