It's a big day in my world. It's the day that leads to all those decisions on whether the kids have learned enough. On whether the kids can apply their knowledge. On whether I'm good enough.
There are so many things I'd like to say in response to that. Like, you know, where kids are at when they walk into my room on the first day of school. Or, you know, the fact that I've had 9 new kids arrive in my room throughout the year this year that did not start the first day. I've had 7 kids leave, and of those 7, 3 came after the beginning of the year, and have already left again. But, you know, let's put all of our eggs into one basket to determine major decisions in their, and my, educational path. I digress.
To pump the kids up a bit, and give them something positive to start each testing day, I bought some fun treats and came up with some cute, motivating sayings to help brighten their mornings before testing.
On Monday, for the next round of testing, each kid will get a mini donut and this note. We'll be doing our writing assessment prompt, and they'll need some motivation to continue writing for the extended period of time.
I'll also pass these out on Tuesday for the last test of this round. It really works that the testing falls during Easter since I found tons of Easter candy that works!
We'll finish out this week test free, but the following week begins our next round of tests- the big one! The you-must-pass-this-or-you-are-retained test. The big kahuna. We'll have some new treats each day for this test as well.
If you want to download these to use with your kids, just click the image below to head to my TpT store and get it for free.