Monday was a regular day of school but at the end of the day I reminded them to get sleep and a good breakfast and gave them these glow sticks as a fun reminder. They say "It's time to show all that you know, go forth and GLOW!"
To kick off testing I had "Test Taking First Aid Kits" at each students' seat. Normally this is all that I do during testing week, but this year I wanted to have something daily. So I made the First Aid kit a bit smaller than usual.
Day 2 of testing I left students a bag of fruit snacks. "Stay Focused! I know you will do BERRY well on the test!"
On the third day my little monkeys each received a banana. "Don't go BANANAS! Take a deep breath and keep doing your best!"
And today, our final day of testing, I handed each of them the treat I was most excited about. Cutie oranges with a little flag that read, "ORANGE you glad testing is almost over? Finish the test with ZEST!" My kids love cuties, our classroom smelled heavenly for about an hour, and they learned a new vocabulary word!
I'm so glad that testing is over, we still have so much to do before I send my students to 6th grade. Good luck to all the other teachers out there still administering those state tests!
UPDATE! Interested in using these labels? All (except the first aid kid) are now available in my TpT store! I hope they bring some extra motivation to your students during testing!