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HELP! My kids have turned into zombies!
Old 04-20-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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What are you guys doing to hold your kids' attention? We have our state tests in a month, so I am trying to kick it into high gear, and they are zoned out and daydreaming most of the time! I feel like I am teaching to the wall. I know games are great for review, and those are easy to incoporate with math and science, but when it comes to reading, it's like pulling teeth lately. I can't get them to use their test strategies on our practice assessments or keep them paying attention when we go over them. Any ideas for any subject are appreciated! Thanks!


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I feel the same way! To make it worse, I just returned from maternity leave yesterday. We're test-prepping them to death! We start testing next Wednesday. I'd be glad to hear any ideas others have to keeping it interesting!
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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Do you have a reward system that you can kick into high gear?

I grabbed a basketball and starting dribbling it around the room. I would ask a reading question and throw it to the kid I wanted an answer from. You just have to mix it up a bit.

Our testing is coming to an end and they are WILD now.
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Now that the weather is cooperating a bit I am taking my kids outside for all kinds of activities, from science and math to LA. It clears all of our heads.
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