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