Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spirit Week + EOG Prep

Tomorrow begins end of grade testing for us, meaning the last week has been a busy one. My school implemented a school-wide EOG All-Star theme, where all grade levels were involved. K-2 classes were the support system for the 3-5 students, making us banners and cards and such. Here are a few pictures to fill you in. :)

The 4th grade team had matching Team 4 Success shirts that all said "coach" on the back... get it? 4th grade--team FOUR success.. Coach.. EOG all-stars.We wore these shirts each day of the week. We may or may not have washed them. Just sayin'!

Tacky day! Enough said. :)

More from tacky day. We definitely have spirit.

Each morning we had athletic training for about 20-30 minutes. It geared up the "players" for the EOG practice they were about to endure. :)

My favorite part! Today we had a pep rally to celebrate the coming of the EOG's. Fourth grade put together a skit where we showed a very boring version of EOG review, then switched to a fun version, where the kids were all doing the harlem shake in various parts of the school. It was a hit at the pep rally today!

Hat day! 

Some students need a little more push than others.. if working at my desk helps, so be it!

Such a sweet banner a first grade class made for us!

Based on their scores on their EOG endurance passages, students got to move around the bases and hopefully make it to the hall of fame. They worked super hard to make it!

Each student received a student champ's card. They would earn stars for each day they scored 85% or higher. I graded the assessments once, then gave it back to make corrections and earn extra points.

We also had a multiplication war tournament for grades 3-5. Each class played and selected the top 3 winners to complete with the winners from other rooms. Then, the final 2 players competed on our school news station and everyone in the school watched on classroom tvs. 

Tomorrow and Thursday are the big days for us. Say a prayer (or five!)

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  1. Love these ideas! Super cute! Good luck girl!

  2. How could you guys not do good with that great "warm up?" It looks like you all had a blast! Hope things are going well!


    1. I hope they did well! Sadly, we don't get results back until OCTOBER! Craziness, right?! :)


  3. I love the warm-up and spirit week ideas. Our administration wants the focus on testing to be 'serious', so no pep-rallies or spirit week in our school. :(

    Hope your kiddos did well!

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  4. I just found your blog, and it's adorable! I'm always so excited to find other 4th grade teachers -- especially ones who, like me, are dealing with toddlers and college coursework on top of teaching. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  5. I just found your blog through the fourth grade blogger linky. I will be teaching 4th grade in the fall after 6 years of teaching 3rd. I am very excited about this new journey and looking forward to following your very fun blog! :o)


  6. It looks like you have so much fun at your school! I love your spirited attire!