Friday, April 26, 2013

Flashbacks and Randoms from Testing Week

Yippee!! Testing week is over! I couldn't have asked my kiddos to work any harder this week. I'm so proud of them. I'm linking up with Teaching Madness and Doodle Bugs to look back over the week.

1. Polygons, Polygons---We reviewed for the math test with a variety of different activities. The children worked in small groups to identify polygons I gave them made from chart paper. They also had to measure the perimeter of each, identify the number of sides and angles, and identify the types of angles. Each group reported their information to the class.

2. Polygon Patrol-We followed up the polygon activity with a cute reader's theater called the Polygon Patrol by Educational Theatre Scripts. They performed the reader's theater for the other third grade classes.

3. Name Graphs- To review fractions and decimals the children wrote each letter of their first or last names in a square of graph paper. They wrote a fraction and decimal for the shaded squares of each letter.
4.  I had the children create an acrostic using the word  TEST. They worked together and came up with phrases for each letter like, "take your time", 'think carefully", "stay focused", "eat a good breakfast",  "take a deep breath". Our school's student council bought the kids pencils that said "Rock the OAA", so keeping with that theme, the kids created themselves as rock-stars. I saw this idea at Fun in 4B.  I displayed their rock-stars with their acrostics. They had a blast with this!
5. I'll end with a quote.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!


  1. Congratulations on finishing your testing! We finished ours this week too. It is such a great feeling!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  2. Love the quote! Some days it just may take a little more effort to find the good, but it's there somewhere! :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. What a fantastic quote. I love your Rock the Test rockstars - too cute. I am happy for you that your testing is done!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  4. I like the idea of doing the acrostic poem to process student feelings about testing.

    Thanks for sharing -
    Learning in the Little Apple

  5. Hi Tammi! I just found your blog through Hunter's giveaway, I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog

    1. Hi Sue. You are follower 100. Now it's time for my own give away. :)
      Thanks so much!

  6. Just found your blog through the Friday Flashback link up and have become a follower! I enjoyed reading your post and will be stopping back soon...

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

    1. Welcome Sarah. I'll be over to visit your blog.



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