Motivated Students=Success!

This past week is now a blur.
Not because it went by fast.
No, because it went by INCREDIBLY slow.
It was test prep week.
Yes, I did my best to make it fun for the kiddos, I really REALLY did!

They were ecstatic to play "SCOOT" with my ELA CCS Pack Task Cards, and they loved making our test taking strategies booklets and silly strategies..
It's still test review.. and we still had to do some quick "practice" tests.

To motivate them and "reward them" I had a "donut standardized test" on Friday. They LOVED it! Just this little motivation and destressing spark had them excited and ready for the test! One student told me "Mrs. Cap, I am most excited for Tuesday because I know I am going to ROCK the test!" (I say that all of the time so it was great to hear them believing it!)

I am going to show you my pictures from the week here because my Five for Friday and Friday Flashback was a little overloaded with images, I think!

So though it was long, the students became motivated and I feel we're ready for next week! Bring on the test :)

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  1. I love the donut standardized test! I've seen it a few places, and it makes me laugh! :)
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    1. It makes me laugh, too! The looks on my kiddos faces were priceless :)

  2. Hey! What a fun success story! My Successful Saturday link is all fixed so you can add yours to it now. Sorry I mixed up the dates on inLinks when I was sleepy last night! Those donuts make me want to run out to Krispy Kreme right now!

    The Lower Elementary Cottage

  3. Due to a student in my class having milk allergy I did an Oreo cookie standardized test to celebrate the end of our state testing. It was great!

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    1. My kiddos favorite, too! They keep asking if we're gonna have another "donut" test!

  5. It's so great to see you motivating your students with a "mock" donut test! I bet they loved it! Thanks for linking up!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

    1. They definitely loved it! Too bad they don't love the real thing that much :) Thanks for stopping by!