Whew! Made it through that first nine weeks! The end of the quarter
always means district benchmark testing for us and
since Halloween is right around the corner
I decided to do some test prep, Halloween-style!
We used a lot of the activities in my FrankenLine Number Line Math Centers
for some spooky strategy review!
My kids LOVE The Monster Mash song so we had that playing
in the background while we worked!
Our first graders don’t do any online testing so when they get to second grade
it takes quite a bit of practice to not only login to the computer,
but then find and login to the testing sites with a completely different
username and password.
Yikes! Trying to help 27 six and seven year olds
get logged in can get a little crazy to say the least!
Here’s my simple solution and it works like a charm!
Everybody has a computer stick with the first login on one side and the second on the other side.
Since their password is their student ID (which is also their lunch number…
seriously, could it get any more confusing?)
I also use these to help students
remember it in the cafeteria at the beginning of the year.
(Actually, I use these for lots of other things too, so stay tuned
I’ll post about that soon.)
Before we go to the computer lab to take our test I give everybody
some Smartwater! Just enough to make them smart
but NOT enough to make them have to use the restroom
My kids LOVE this little ritual and one of my kiddos was so
worried when he had to do a makeup test with another teacher that
he wouldn’t have Smartwater! We took care of that and he
had his little cup in hand as he headed down the hall!
My class comes in to these on their desks but
can’t eat them until AFTER the test when they’ve done their best!
While I was at it …
I made this little freebie with 5 spooky tags for your
students, staff, teammates and teacher friends!
Just click on the picture to grab it from my TPT store!
I’ll leave you with this! I love these so I made
this one and sent a little Monday morning pick me up to all
my teacher friends at school. Totally describes
our first nine weeks..ha!