We had so much fun in class yesterday! It really was one of those totally perfect mornings where everyone was engaged, cooperative, and super productive. What were we doing? Pumping ourselves up for our last round of state tests. What??? Fun and tests in the same sentence? Yup!
I had two activities going. First, students were making rock buddies. I asked students to bring in a rock from home that fit nicely in the palm of their hand– not too big, not too small. I didn’t tell them what we’d be doing with the rocks until they brought them to school. Then we painted the rocks all kinds of fun, bright colors.
When the rocks dried, we used lots of glue, feathers, google eyes, and Sharpies to decorate them. Regular glue works just fine, but it takes quite a bit to get them to stick. They were pumped to walk in and see this stuff on the table!
Since I couldn’t have everyone painting at once, we also made these cute rock stars from Teachers Pay Teachers.
By the end of the day, our projects were dry and ready to remind us of all the awesome things we know to do in order to be successful on our tests this week. Look how fun they are!