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Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students

Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Easing the Stress of Testing: Encouraging Desk Notes for Students
Product Description
Ease the stress of testing with these 32 encouraging desk notes for students! Easily print and leave on each student’s desk, along with a small treat, on those dreaded testing days. Two pages are included which lists each desk note and a treat idea to include with each one.

Unfortunately, in this day and time testing is a reality, and as educators, we must prepare students for standardized testing. Some students get very stressed during this time. We often try to comfort our students by saying, “Don’t worry. You’ve got this!” or, “Just do your best!” However, I think it’s important to encourage parent engagement as well.

Also included in this download is a note you can send home to parents requesting that they join you in easing the stress of testing at school. Parents are asked to write a short note of encouragement and to send a picture (no larger than a 5 x 7) to be displayed in the classroom during testing sessions. I have done this for years in my 4th-grade classroom, and students love reading all the notes from parents, as well as sharing their own.

Another idea:
In the past I’ve used these notes with my own children as well. I’ve used them as lunch notes by slipping them in their packed lunch each day of testing. It always makes them smile, and they look forward to seeing what they will get each day.

This is just one small way to show your support and encouragement from home as a parent, or from school as a teacher!

Note: This product is also included in my Test Taking Strategies & Games Bundle found at the link below.
Test Taking Strategies & Games for the Classroom {Bundle}

Looking for more end-of-year testing resources?
Testing Strategies: Relax & Cubes Poster Set & Bookmarks for Students
End of Year Awards - Editable Superlative Awards
End of Year Awards - Editable Candy Bar Awards
End of the Year Activities: Snapshots Memory Book
Math Summer Skills Review NO PREP Packet (4th Grade)
Math Summer Skills Review NO PREP Packet (3rd Grade)
Teacher Report Card End-of-Year Activity {Grade the Teacher!}

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Copyright © Kim Miller (For a Love of Teaching). All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.
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