Saturday, April 14, 2012

Words of Encouragement

It's time for FCAT here in Florida.  FCAT is our high stakes assessment for 3rd grades and up.  This is one of the many reasons I am so thankful to be a 1st grade teacher! 

This year our school has really made an effort to get the kids pumped up for the test.  Each K-2 teacher has buddied up with one of the intermediate teachers.  My students are buddies with a 5th grade class.  In addition to having my kids write notes of encouragement to the 5th graders, I thought I'd make little goodie bags for each day of the test.  I found some really cute ideas on Pinterest.  Here's what I ended up with:

You can click {here} to see my Pinterest board where I got the inspiration. 

I decided to make a little freebie that includes 4 notes with suggestions for treats to go with them.  Head over to our TpT store to check it out and download for free!  They're great for wishing students luck on any test!



Mr. Jones said...

Our standardized testing is starting next week. I'm with you... I am so glad that first grade does not have to participate in this testing. We were made to do it one year (the thought being it would help them get used to testing.) No fun!

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Laura Boriack said...

Great ideas! We have 3rd grade buddies who start testing next week. This would be a perfect :) Thanks for sharing!
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