Sunday, March 17, 2013

Test Encouragement Freebie

One more week and then Spring Break!!!  I am excited, but I really hope my kids have not caught Spring Fever.  I tried the beach today and used my towel as a blanket as I watched my crazy girls surf and boogie board.
It is also the end of the grading period for us this week.  With all of the various bugs going around school, I have had students out sick... which leads to the dreaded make-up assignments!  Make-up tests are the worst, especially in K/1.  With some of the assessments being read to the students, it is hard to find the time to make them up.  I wish I had some great wisdom to share with you on how to make this easy, but truth be told I have nothing!  Have you found a way to make it easier or somewhat efficient?  What do you do if a student misses and entire week, do you still give the weekly assessment?

Speaking of tests, The Big Test is coming and we all need a little encouragement.  This week I am sharing a freebie everyday, so here it is! 

This file includes directions, 3 different designs for cute water bottle labels and 3 encouragement cards.  I make these for my students during our big standardized test in May.  I like to have something special on their desk each day they come in.  If your lucky, you will have a class parent or two that will help you put them together.  My girls are in 3rd and 6th and take the feared and dreaded FCAT, so I put these together for their classes too.  Last year my daughters classes loved them.  If you need more motivational cards I have a pack with many more called Sweet Motivation Cards for Test Days.

In case you haven't heard, I have big sale and giveaway going on this week.  All of the items in my teacher stores are $1 in honor of my 1st blog birthday.  You can also enter to win some great prizes.  Click the button below to read more about it.
Fun in K/1 Birthday

If you are on Spring Break, I hope you enjoy it immensely.  If you still have another week like me, I hope time flies!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

12 comments:

  1. I really like this idea because, new this year, each K-2 class at my school is adopting a 3-6 class for the SBA tests in April. We're supposed to do nice things for our adopted "big kids" to encourage and motivate them. Unfortunately I wasn't able to open it (something about Adobe not working) :( But I did click on the link to your TPT packet and will probably buy that and use it :)

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    1. I love that idea! Maybe we can try this at my school too.

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  2. How cute! Thank you so much for sharing :)
    -Julie
    The Techie Teacher

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    1. Thanks Julie, love The Techie Teacher!

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  3. I found your blog through Maniac Mondays. Thanks for the freebie. I LOVE your blog template... So cute!!

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    1. Thanks Breanne, I loved the template too!

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  4. Thanks for sharing these - they are TOO CUTE! I cannot wait to use them with my kiddos.
    We're knee-deep in testing prep as we speak...err type :) This will brighten their day on testing day!

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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    1. I hope so Jessica. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. These would be fun to give to older students at our school. Very cute and well made! Thank you for sharing!
    Tamra
    First Grade Buddies

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    1. Thanks Tamra, heading over to see you at First Grade Buddies now.

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