Testing is now over but I jut had to share how my fourth grade team reviewed for an entire week and the kid loved it! Yup, you heard me right! The kids LOVED reviewing for our state test!
The week before testing our grade level decided to have a competition of Olympic proportion! The picture above is part of the hallway display we put up between some of our classrooms. We kind of thought of this at the last minute and could have made it so much better but there's always next year. Each day the students had to "compete" in 4 events - two reading, two math. The blue bordered titles on the red paper above tell the events.... Event #1 was Main Idea, Event #2 was Geometry, etc. The teachers did a reteach of whatever the skill was in their own classrooms, then we all gave the same 10 question assessment. Each student had the opportunity to win their own medal and then the classroom as a whole could win bragging rights. Each teacher recorded their students scores in an excel sheet and the class that had the highest average overall won gold, second won silver, and third won bronze.
You can't really see it in this picture but we had Gold Silver Bronze medals going down on the red paper. The names are the names of the teachers. I was
On the white part of the display we attached a picture of every 4th grader in our school by clustered by classrooms. We have six 4th grade classrooms with 22-24 students. The students earned individual medals too. Gold = score of 90-100, Silver = 80 -89, and Bronze = 70- 79. When the teachers graded the assessment (sometimes we did it as a class as we went over it) the students got their score and gave the student whatever medal they earned so they can place it under their picture. OMG! You would think the medals were real (they were printed on cardstock) with all the excitement the students had. It was amazing how hard the kids tried to get medals.
We did a total of 16 events, four a day for four days. On that Friday we had early release and our Fiesta parties (Yes, only in San Antonio is Fiesta a holiday that we celebrate!) so we didn't have time for anymore events. By the way, notice my class finally did get a gold medal!!!!!!!!! :)
How did you review for your state tests?