Testing Motivation: Smarties!

Sunday, April 15, 2012
Hello Hello!!

I know a lot of you guys are done with testing, but we are not. =( 
We have two more days this week of math testing.
Last week on our first test day I gave each of my students a note from his/her parents. They LOVED their notes and I almost cried some of them were so sweet. I will definitely do this before testing from now on. 

I was trying to think of something else to do for my kiddos this week, so I made a little notecard to give to them along with a pack of Smarties. I know EVERYONE is making these testing motivation cards and they are all SUPER cute, but I wanted to make my own because I feel like I use other peoples stuff way to much. =) My cards don't rhyme or anything, but I wrote them a short note to go along with the candy. I left the name spot blank so if you wanted to use it you could simply sign your name. Hopefully someone will find a use for these if not this year, maybe next year! =) (There are two cards per sheet. Simply copy in color or in black and white on colored paper and cut out!)

A HUGE thanks to From the Pond for their great borders I used. =)

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL week!
ANYONE else out there STILL testing?! What are you doing to keep your kiddos motivated?
Good luck if you are still testing like I am!
Like always, I love it when you guys leave me some love. =)

-Ms. Smith


  1. That's sweet to use notes from parents. I don't have to worry about testing motivators. Standardized doesn't start until 3rd grade in Idaho. I had no idea there was so much of it in the lower grades until I saw all these teachers blog about it. It makes me even happier to be here in Idaho. Good luck with the rest of your testing.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I also did notes from parents. This was awesome. You are right the notes were sweet and touching. I had one boycry when he read his note from his mama. W have two days left of testing. Tomorrow is science and Tuesday social studies. Good luck to you and your students!

  3. what a wonderful idea! You sound like an awesome teacher!