Hey there! If you didn't see my last post, our state writing test is coming up. I have been working hard to come up with a little reminder/encourager/motivator/treat to give my kiddos tomorrow. (the test is Tuesday) I have seen lots and lots of super duper cute test motivators with candy treats, but I wanted to try to come up with something without candy. Don't get me wrong, I love the candy treats and will probably use some of those for the reading and math tests, but I am pretty sure my kiddos got enough candy for Valentine's day to last for months!!
Enter, these items...
I also wanted to write a letter to them and share my heart with them about how I feel about their writing. This group of kiddos is so special and have really developed a love of writing. It shows in the improvements they have made and the content of what they write.
Do I have some stress? Yes, but not from my kiddos.....my stress lies in the fact that some person who doesn't know my kids will look at their paper and score it.....they don't see what I see on a daily basis, they don't know the kids background, and they don't know how very far these kids have come....so, I really just wanted to come up with something that tells my kiddos
I AM SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!
Here is what I came up with:
First I stuffed 22 of these little tiny bags with star confetti and glittery foam stars.
They are each going to get a little bag of stars with this letter:
I truly mean every word! I just adore these kiddos and so love the writers they have become.
I also made some fun bookmark reminders to give them as well.
I used these adorable pencils by Krista Wallden at Creative Clips.
I think they will be perfect reminders:)
They are a FREEBIE at my TPT store if you would like a set:)
I think they will be great reminders for writing and also great to use in my kiddo's book luggage. They are always needing a bookmark:)