"Reach for the Stars" was our theme for today. I thought it was appropriate since they were taking the Science portion of their standardized tests. The looks on their faces were not confusion, but they were looks of sincere determination. My students have been working so hard lately, and I am truly proud of each and every one of them! I think they really needed the candy to keep them going today. Some of them looked a little bit sleepy.
We can officially say we have completed four out of five testing days. Only one more day to go! Yahooo...I think I might just be a little more excited than the students. Now, don't get me wrong. There are many other things that they would rather be doing than taking these high-stakes tests, but as the test administrator for my students, I am exhausted! (There will be a follow-up post about this!)
If you have missed my other posts about the testing incentives I use, you can find my Testing Incentives and Motivational Ideas pack. This is my go-to resource for all testing incentives. I simply choose the incentive I would like to use, print, and attach the candy. It is wonderful, and it has made my life so much easier this testing session.
Here is the little present I had sitting out on all of my students' desks as they walked into the classroom this morning. (And I didn't have too many empty candy wrappers to pick up today, so I was very pleased!)