This motivational letter is a great way to motivate your students for state testing and show them that you care about them and believe in them. Print it out and put it on each students' desk on the first day of testing, or give it to them in the middle of testing to keep them motivated to try their best.
Quiet Critters They live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok They love to sit on students' desks & watch & learn from the students. If the student is too loud, they get moved to the other side of their desk. If they continue to be loud they go back into their jar. At the end of the quiet lesson whoever still has a Quiet Critter on their desk can have points, a sticker or whatever incentives you have in the room.
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These 32 kindness task cards are a great way to promote kindness and regard within the school and beyond. Rotate the cards weekly to encourage kindness for the entire school year. This is one of my favorite classroom activities - one of the most rewarding and fulfilling as a teacher. Use them with a kindness bulletin board, an acts of kindness chart, or with individual student desk or table pockets. $