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Our standardized tests are coming up in March and I'd like to give my students something little every morning they take the test to motivate them. I was thinking something little like a package of smarties and a little saying that goes with it like: You're a smarty pants! I know you'll do great! I need help with other clever sayings and ideas to hand out for the rest of the week. Help! Thanks!


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Have you read the book Testing Miss Malarkey? It's a cute little book about a class taking the I-PTU test (I pity you). It's a great ice breaker/stress reliever about testing. I know it isn't exactly what you are looking for here, but it has a lot of value in the classrom
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i student taught last year in 3rd grade and they read that book. the teacher also had the students draw their rendition of the isat tests. it's amazing to see how they feel about the isat!

anyways, what if you had a whole week kind of like an isat spirit week where you did something as a class or grade level that got the students involved everyday. for example, we're RED-y for the isat on the first day (everybody wears red), a class full of smarties (give them the smarties), i'm drawing a blank right now, but i'm sure there's other things out there i just can't think right now!!!
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Test Prep songs posted
Old 02-11-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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I left a post a while back with some simple "Test Prep" songs you might like to use.

http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...ad.php?t=31869
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Here's what I use...
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Hope these help...

Cheerios - Cheering you to success or I'm CHEERing you on
Super Bubble Gum - I know you will do a SUPER job
Lucky Charms - Good LUCK today on your test
Starburst - You are a STAR or Shine like a STAR today
Licorice Twists - Don't let the test TWIST your mind
Hershey Hugs - A HUG from me to you to do the best that you can do

I am actually getting ready to present a workshop on this very topic. I am trying to come up with some HEALTHY treats with sayings for those schools who now have strict mandates on the sugar content of what they give the kids. Let me know if you get any more replies that I could use. Good luck!

I have so far...

Oranges - ORANGE you glad the tests are almost over????
Raisins - Keep RAISIN your head high...(still working on this one)
Pretzel Twists - (same as licorice above)


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Maybe these are what you wanted?
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Right after I left the previous post, I searched my files and found these. They were gathered from a variety of online sources and/or groups.


Day 1-Gum with a note that says: Blow the top off the test!
Day 2-Snickers-Let's not have any Snickers, just do your best!
Day 3-Starburst Candy- For a burst of energy to do a fantastic job
Day 4-Success all the way to the Milky Way
Day 5-Hugs and Kisses for putting forth your best effort!
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Be a “smartie” and ACE this test! (smarties)
Blow the TOP off this test! (bubble gum)
A BURST of energy to do AWESOME! (starburst)
“KISS” your worries goodbye. Do great! (Hershey's kiss)
Don’t SNICKER !! Do your best! (mini Snickers)
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TEST TAKING FIRST AID KIT:

1 pack of Smarties Candies - to boost your test taking brain power
1 pencil -- to help you record the knowledge you have learned
1 sticker -- to help you stick with the task at hand
1 eraser -- to use when you check over your work
1 Hershey's Hug -- for all the hard work you put into the test
1 highlighter -- to highlight all your success
1 pencil grip -- to get a grip on the task at hand

FOR BEST RESULTS, COMBINE WITH:

1 night of restful sleep
1 nutritious breakfast
1 positive attitude

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Improved Test-taking Skills
Good Grades
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These ideas are great! Thanks so much, my kids will love them!
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These are great ideas. Thank you so much!!!
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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Risa The chants are great.

We are making bookmarks. Clover clip art and GOOD LUCK on light green copy paper and laminate.
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My class of 2nd grade students have adopted a 3rd grade class to motivate them through their standardized tests this year and I have been racking mine and a co-worker's brain. This site is exactly what we needed. Here are some that we came up with:

Smarties- Good luck to a class full of smarties.
Lifesavers- The power of your brain-it's your true lifesaver.
" - You can't use a lifeline-but you can eat a lifesaver.
Blow Pops- Blow the correct answers right out of the water.
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