Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Today is TEST Day!

Today is the big day!
For the past two months (not to mention, subtly, since September) my sixth graders' lives have been filled with the the pressure of "bubble testing."
It's a sad reality--but we have changed our focus from "test ready" to "a quest for excellence."
For my students, their choice of seventh grade classes and the option of electives depends on their test results.

This morning, they will arrive at school to find good luck messages and little treats--and a hug and well wishes from their teacher.
We've been closing each day with this video.
I know it will be playing in their heads as it is playing in mine...

Good luck to anyone still testing.
I know that I am not alone in delighting in the fact this "adventure" will soon be done!

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  2. Good luck to all your students!


  3. Cute Clip!!! I know that your kids ROCKed the test because you're a STAR teacher!!

    Sending smiles,


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  5. What a cute video :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. We are soooo watching this tomorrow!

  7. Good luck to you all! We start on Monday...so we will be right there with you. I know your students will ROCK IT!!

    Teaching in Room 6

  8. Good luck to you and your students Kim!!! This video is SO cute!

  9. Your kids will do great on the test because you are an AMAZING teacher!!!!!! No doubt they will rock it!

    Now you can take a breather and do some fun stuff with them :)

  10. That was a fabulous movie, would you mind if I did it with my students? let me know-

  11. I'm teaching 6th grade next year and I'm SO using this! Thank you for sharing!

  12. I'm teaching 6th grade next year and I'm SO using this! Thank you for sharing!


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