Sunday, April 21, 2013

The time of {the TeSt} is upon us......

It's here.  There's no escaping it.  There's no hiding from it.  The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness is HERE!!  As much as I'm dreading Tuesday and Wednesday (4 hours is a long time for 9 year olds).....I am sooooo ready for it to be over with.  This is my first year to be the teacher in the room, and not just an assistant or a helper......but THE teacher.  The teacher who taught it.  Talk about pressure :(

So, here's the plan. Tomorrow, we are going to create a book.  I got this nifty idea from the delightfully talented Dana over at 3rd Grade Gridiron .  She had her students create "mini math booklets".  They make a table of contents and get to makin' their book.  You can access the specific post here.  It's simple and it's student centered.  Those kind of activities are the best kind!!!  Here are her example pics from her blog {Dana....I hope you don't mind me sharing!!!}

Then, after we get done with that fun.....we are going to jump into some {Earth Day} problem solving fun courtesy of Amber at Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher!  I made the task cards last week, so we are ready to go!!
Oh, and I made a little treat for my kiddos :)
Who doesn't love Blow Pops????
Now, I'm off to bed.  This is my reading material.  Be jealous.....very, very jealous! 

Have a fabulous week, y'all :)

Keep livin' the dream,


  1. I totally feel your pain girl! Third grade is rough because it's the first time they take the test.

    I was so glad when I picked up the last stinkin' test booklet today!

    Koonce’s Korner

    1. Oh, Kelly.....I almost did the happy dance all the way down the hall to turn in my tests. Soooo glad this week is over :)