I always love to do something special for my students each day of testing to help calm their nerves and let them know that I love them oh so much! Testing is stressful enough, I love bringing a little light to the situation!
I created these little test encouragement notes to help break the ice each morning and to remind them to do their best. Each one was paired with a little treat, which always helps ;) You can find them in my TpT store here: Test Encouragement Notes
The first day I gave each student an apple and the apple note from my set to help them get pumped up; I may or my *NOT* have told them they were magical testing apples! Ha!
The next day was one of my favorites, it don't "lolly-gag" note! Complete with an organic Trader Joes lollipop, and you are set!
The third day of testing included a cute note about "DONUT" forget ideas to help them. I had mini donuts for each student! (See this note in my store preview)
Today they got to be nerds and do their best- they loved the little nerdy monster!
Let's not forget about our April Fools adventures as they tried to find the elusive Lirpaloof bird! HAHAHA! This may have been the highlight of my year watching them search for this bird outside and their faces when I said "APRIL FOOLS!" I videoed it and will share it at the end of the year so they can watch! It was GREAT! Thanks to Denise over at Sunny Days in Second for this HILARIOUS idea!