As many of you know, State Testing is a very busy and stressful time for many teachers, parents, administration, and students! My school district is about one week away from the beginning of our testing window, but I know many of you are already testing – Good Luck! Throughout the entire school year we have been preparing our kids for these few days of testing, and it will “show what our kids know!” I agree and disagree with that statement. I do believe testing is important and beneficial to students and teachers, but it shouldn’t be the “end all – be all!” I know during this week ahead, I will be spiral reviewing almost everything we have learned/taught this year and the students will try to refresh their memories or hopefully some will get that “light bulb moment” as we review key concepts. I try to be as positive as I can be and encourage them along the way. In the past couple years I have incorporated a couple songs and videos to get them motivated to do the best on the test. Here are a couple things I have done with my class/school, please feel free to show and share with your friends and students!
CST Song & Video
Our school also uses an instrumental version of Taio Cruz’s song “Dynamite” and I have created new lyrics for our state test to encourage the kids to do their best on the test!
Here are the lyrics – Dynamite – CST Lyrics
It’s time to rock the test and show what we know!! Good luck everyone! I would love to hear about how you get your students ready for state testing or any motivational tactics you use. I look forward to your comments!