T minus 2 instructional days until the Reading Ohio Achievement Assessment. At this point, I feel like my co-teachers and I have done all that we can do to prepare the students. I honestly and truly feel like they are ready. They've been given the tools. It's just up to them to perform!
I sent home a letter to parents yesterday asking them to write a note of encouragement for their child to open on the day of the OAA. I asked for them to be returned by Friday, that way whoever doesn't bring one back can get one written by me or another teacher in the building. Would you believe I only received two back so far?! I'm floored. I know it's only been a day since I sent it, but still...
It is assembly galore tomorrow. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. On Monday we have another assembly for the tested grades. A pep rally. I've heard rumors of third graders performing some cheers. Cute, I know. Also a little sad, in my opinion. Seriously, people? A pep rally for a test? Pep rallies are supposed to be for rival games and homecomings! I guess it's kinda like tailgating for a Spring Football Game (AKA open practice). Which is exactly what I'm doing this Saturday. Go Bucks!
After an (extremely) failed attempt at trying to learn how to drive my husband's new stick shift Mustang GT, I decided to come home and lock myself in the bedroom to create an OAA Review Jeopardy Smart Board file. I'm pretty excited about it.
Here's some screen shots:
I will e-mail the file to the first three people to comment on this post! Make sure you include your e-mail address!
Also, don't forget to join my linky party to tell what you're doing in your classroom to celebrate Earth Day!