Thursday, April 25, 2013

No More Testing...........YAY!!

As hard as it is to be stuck in the classroom for 8 hours with no break, I honestly would prefer that than administering the STAAR test.  Do you realize the hours that we (teachers) have to spend on training each year JUST to administer the test??  Ugh, it makes my tummy hurt.  When I'm not administering the test we get so much accomplished in the classroom, it makes me wonder how we ever get anything finished on a normal day.  Well, with all that being said, I have not been in the classroom for the past 2 days because I have been administering the test.  I'm so happy it's over and I know the poor kiddos are too.  My kids seemed to enjoy themselves with the sub.  One of my sweets told the sub he was in charge of our ladybugs and that "I wanted him to keep the house on his desk to take care of all day." <-What?!  She believed him.  Of course, the other kids told on him as soon as they saw me. :) Funny!

Sooooo, with all that being said I am HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY to be back in the classroom today.  (even with the spring fever running rampant in the room)  Speaking of Spring many of you have some fantastic ideas to help with with behavior during these last few weeks of school.  The Amazing Teacher Wife made a giant game board.  I love this idea.  {Click here to read what she is doing with this.}

I also found A Cupcake for the Teacher that is doing a fun behavior chart with jewels. {ooh la la}  Click here to read more about what she is doing and you can download this one for free.  

I don't want to implement too many things BUT I know that I need to do something to spice things up and get us through the next six weeks.  I love these ladies ideas and would love to read more ideas about what you are doing.  Please leave me a link in the comments.  I'd LOVE to visit your blog and read all about it.    

Are you changing anything to help with the kids spring fever??  I'd LOVE to read about it.

Have a SWEET day!!  

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