One state test done!!
I posted these on my IG and FB pages and had some questions and requests so I wanted to share a quick little post about them. We work so hard to get ready for the writing test and I wanted my kiddos to know how proud I was of them BEFORE the test and give them a little something to encourage them. I made these "letter bookmarks" a few years ago but this year gave them a little facelift;)
I picked up all the supplies I needed at Hobby Lobby.
- a bag of foam glittery stars
- a little bag of snow confetti
- a bag of star confetti
- little clear ziploc baggies
I put 3 foam stars and a little sprinkle of everything else in each baggie.
Printed the bookmarks and you're all set. Each student was greeted by this on their desk the morning of the test. I hope it helped ease some stress and encourage them:)
I uploaded the bookmarks as a freebie to my TPT store and made the name editable so you can put your own name in:) You can get those HERE.
I also wanted to share another fun test-prep idea we did. This idea was from my teammate and was inspired by the Valentine Scoot idea from Teaching With a Touch of Twang. I made a Super Hero/Super Writer emblem template for each student. I gave one to each kiddo and then they rotated desk to desk to write something nice, encouraging, thoughtful, or inspiring. I had a timer and we rotated every minute. Super Writer Scoot!
We did this the day before the state test. I told them their homework for that night was to read their notes before they go to bed and to get to bed early:)
I hope you can use one or both of these ideas in your classroom to encourage your kiddos:) If you do, I would love to hear about it!