Warm Up and Chill Out Test Prep Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


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16 comments:

  1. I just tell them that we have been learning all year long and now it is their turn to show what they know.

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  2. We tell them that this is their chance to shine and show all they know! Thank you.

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  3. I let them know that I believe in them.

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  4. I remind my students that how they communicate their answers on paper is like an X-ray into their brains. It helps us, as teachers, know what's going on in there because we can't REALLY look inside. I try to let them know that it's just a way for us to determine what we as teachers still need to work on to help take the pressure off them. Then they want to perform well so you can "look inside" their heads.

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    1. I LOVE this idea, Erika. I am stealing an "X-Ray of Your Brain" for future use!

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  5. tell them i believe in them and to just do their best

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  6. We talk about the test being a measure of how they are doing now and essentially a practice until they get to 10th grade, but that if they don't try hard now then they won't know how they will really do in 10th grade. Passing in 10th grade means not taking it again, EVER, so that is pretty big motivation.

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  7. Our small school tells students all year long to Make Their Thinking Visible. So, by the time the standardized tests roll around, they are very comfortable with this and generally do very well. :)

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  8. Tell them all year that the first one done is not the winner...but the students that does their best work is the winner. Remind them to take ther time and read questions carefully . We also review by playing games to possibly reduce stress of upcoming tests.

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    1. Gay-I like to chant, "First is the worst." Perhaps not the most motivating, but they have to get into their minds that finishing quickly is not a good thing in this case. It seems to drive my point. I collect nothing for any test throughout the year until our time is up, not when a student feels finished. This gives them the chance to look over answers and check strategies, etc. without feeling pressured because no one knows who is finished.

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  9. I give them weekly pep talks and motivation rewards.

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  10. I give them weekly pep talks and motivation rewards.

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  11. I tell my students that the test is simply a tool that teachers use to help them decide on what to teach each year. We are lucky to teach in a district that does not want kids to be nervous about testing. Our school has the older students put up posters to inspire students weeks before testing. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  12. My students are hard workers, so I appreciate that. We play games (Jeopardy, White Board Relay) prior to standardized testing weeks to refresh their knowledge. I let them know that they know their stuff and the test will be a breeze!

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  13. I try to make it as fun as possible even though it's a crazy part of the school year. I tell my fourth graders that the tests are easy and that all the fun games and activities we do in class have set them up for success. I love that they are true believers.

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