This is an exciting way to encourage your students to do their best on days of testing at school! I do this every year to give positive support to my students during stressful testing.
Personalize the letter included with the information about your school testing. Pack the letter, envelopes, and notepaper in a manila envelope. Attach the “Secret Mission” header to the outside of the manila envelope.
Send this home for families. If you have parent-teacher conferences before assessments, that is a great way to ensure that students do not peek!
When parents send the notes back to school, put them in a safe place. I have 3 days of ELA and 3 days of Math testing in NY, so I usually ask parents to write a letter for the first day of each test for their child to open on the morning of. If a child’s family does not send a note in, I write one.