Tuesday, April 12, 2011
If you are working in or around a public school in Mississippi, you know as well as I do that it's crunch. Between mock test, sample test items, missed skills, more sample test items, and more crunching, it's evident that the state test, the mct2, it quickly approaching.
Here are a few motivational signs that I've created to hopefully motivate and encourage our kids!
This first picture is something I threw together on Friday. The school has taken a "western" theme this year, so the principal wanted to follow that idea with some our test taking motivational signs. We are having shirts made by Southern Designs in Vidalia, LA, and they will be similar to this.
This idea came from some pencils I purchased from Positive Promotions.
This is also an idea I used from some bookmarks I purchased from Positive Promotions.
I cannot really remember where I got this idea, but I kind of like it!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
If you live in Mississippi, you know what the MCT2 is (well, i guess you don't if you do not have kids in public school). For those of you who are not aware, MCT2 (Mississippi Curriculum Test, second edition) is the state test for third through eighth grades. For teachers, it can be a pain in the rear-end. By this part of the school year, you are entirely over the letters M, C, and T. That is how I feel now. I am very tired of the state test, tired of looking at sample test items, tired of anything relating to the test. However, this is not the attitude I can show in class because I have to pump up the kids and get them ready to do their best on the test! After all, their scores reflect my teaching. Therefore, we are trying to put up posters, door decor, and order some fun t-shirts to get them motivated!
Here are a few of our efforts to motivate the students.
This is my coworker's, Mrs. Woodside, door.
This is part of the mural that is outside of my door. There is also a basketball goal to the right. A similar drawing will be on the their May Day t-shirts!!