One activity I like to do a day or two before the dreaded TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) which will very soon be changing to PARCC (so many acronyms!) is have each kiddo make their own testing poster. They get to hang up their testing poster around the room throughout the six week testing window. I tell them the purpose of the poster is to motivate them, remind them of a testing tip, or relax them. I always draw a giant beach with a sunset and tell them that when I’m stressed I like to visualize being at the beach, so my testing poster will help me relax if I’m stressed.
Here are some pics of what my kids have come up with in the past. They came up with some super cute ones this year! I’ll have to take some updated pics.