I shouldn't even say that.
But really, this weekend's volleyball tournament KICKED my bootay! We got home at 10:30pm last night after coaching for 12 hours and 3 hours in the car, yuck! Add into it that tomorrow is our Reading OAA (standardized test) I am one big ball of stress!
So are the kiddos.
We've been using my ELA Test Prep pack to practice our skills and talk about strategies, which has been interactive, but we needed something exciting for today!
So guess what we did today? HAD FUN! That's right, we HAD FUN with test prep!!!! Here was what my kiddos saw when they walked to my room this morning...
We then took our kiddos (all 56 4th graders) down to the gym. To get them ready for our sports themed prep, We read the book TEAMMATES aloud to them. (My AMAZING teaching partner read most because my voice is shot after this weekend!)
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Next, we geared up for our active OAA prep! We played DODGEBALL!!
Then we made little "STAR" post-it notes of encouragement for me to shuffle and put on the kiddos desk tomorrow morning along with their parents letter!
Last, I wrote out a blank banner with "Do Our BEST On The Test" and let kiddos write strategies, advice, and encouragement. It is HILARIOUS! I will hang it outside our rooms tomorrow so they see it when they walk in!
("If we all get at least a score of 500 we're going to DISNEY!") PERFECT words of encouragement! HAHA
LOVE that the questions are things we cover!!:)
The finished product!
Then, when they went to special I left these little notes on their desks with Smarties attached to the back (Thanks to Jessica at The Polka Dotted Teacher for this amazing note!) THANKS Jivey for reminding me where I got it :)
We feel READY for the test... BRING IT ON! :)
On a totally different topic, my co-workers CONSTANTLY tell me I should share what I wear to school each day on my blog (I have a slight obsession with clothes) so I saw a linky for it and thought that I better link up! Here's today's outfit (I'll try and do this more, I swear!)
Navy Blue Shirt-TJ Maxx:$8, Striped button down-Forever 21: $6.50, Red Skinny Jeans-New York and Company: $16, Boat Shoes- Highland Creek (DSW): $25
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