Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Encouragement

It's that time of year where the atmosphere at most schools changes drastically.  The students and their teachers are on edge and under a tremendous amount of pressure because of standardized tests that are being administered.  
Our school is no exception and I am just so grateful that I teach 2nd grade and don't have to deal with it directly.  It probably comes as no surprise that I am very much against standardized testing. 
We found out (I found out) yesterday that we were buddied up with a third grade class who is taking the test this year in order to show them support during the  SBA testing period.  So here is what we did.

We decorated these pencil toppers and placed them inside a bucket of eggs. 
Click here for template.

 After we finished them we walked them over to Mrs. Chavez's class and wished them good luck on tomorrow's test.  


Sharee and Arthur said...

Pam--I'm glad you left a comment on my blog, because I thought I linked your blog to mine awhile ago, but when I went to check your blog, it wasn't there. Anyway, I know I could have asked you what your blog link was, but I never remembered to ask you. . . and lame excuses, I know, but now, I have your blog linked to mine so I can check up on you!

That is such a darling idea to support the other classes in their testing! I love your cute pencil toppers and Easter Eggs. Very cute!

Nancy C said...

What a nice way to make your buddies feel more at ease! I'm sure the second graders were happy to provide such a nice treat!

Very thoughtful!