Friday, April 15, 2011
We've Got the Power! FCAT is NO SWEAT!
Every teacher along the way has equipped every student in their care with the strategies it takes to succeed period, but especially during this testing week. And as a result of our everyday work and expectations students were calm, confident and even excited. Our younger students and their teachers adopted the older ones to support and motivate them with encouraging messages and creative snacks. The resource team and support personnel wrote positive postcards to those that needed an extra boost. I even decided to put my powers of positive persuasion into a sweatband for each student being tested and every teacher or proctor they would encounter by arming them with the message they hear from me over and over...
Our third and fourth graders are done and only fifth grade has Science left to take and I haven't worried for even one minute about the test - I hope my students haven't either. At the Creek no extra antiperspirant is needed: FCAT - No Sweat!