Mixed feelings about today. It is state testing for Math here. It's over, what's done is done!
and... its TUESDAY!!! Time for Tried it Tuesday!!!!
This is a brain dump:
I have shared about this before, here and several other times as well. This is school wide here. Each grade level has their own version. The idea is that they learn all this stuff throughout the year and then they "dump their brain" before they take the test. Then they have something to refer back while taking their test.
Last week, a teacher in my department had a great idea to get shirts to wear the day before testing reminding kids to write their brain dump before they start their test. We are not allowed to tell them that the day of the test.
This is the shirt:
The kids LOVED it. They were even asking where we got them, they wanted one too!!!
As I was actively monitoring today and collecting their graph paper after the test, I noticed that many students drew the brain dump. Some didn't draw it all, but they were parts. I was very pleased and happy they wrote something!
One day down, one more to go!