Tips to Stay Stress Free---Great Giveaway!

I’m linking up with some of my 3, 4, 5 blogging buddies for a terrific giveaway!  Huge prizes!  We wanted to help alleviate some of the stress that happens this time of year by sharing some tips to stay stress-free and by offering up 4 great prizes!

It’s that time of the year!  Testing time!  How many of you are gearing up for testing week?  Our testing begins in two weeks, but I know that several states are already testing (or have already tested).  So, how can we make this as stress-free as possible? Not only for us, but for our students?

I’m going to be sharing this acronym with my students in grades 3-5 as we get closer to testing.  I shared it with my fourth graders for the last few years.

We must help our students to RELAX.  Testing is hard, but if you use these 5 simple strategies during THE test (or any test), you will be able to relax and focus on the test.  Often, our students get so stressed out looking at the questions that they panic.  Just using the word, “relax” will help them to refocus and use the strategies included: 

R- Read the question carefully and then reread the passage or problem to find the right answer.
E- Examine every answer choice before you choose your answer.
L- Label your answer in the passage or in the problem.
A- Always check your work.
X- X-out answers that cannot possibly be correct.
Testing is inevitable; why not give our students some strategies to help.  You can grab that poster by clicking on the picture or by clicking {here}. 
So, do you want a chance to win? There are 4 prizes and 4 winners!  You will need to scroll through the Rafflecopter to see all 4 prizes.  Make sure you enter for each prize! 

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1 comment

  1. This is terrific! We have testing in a couple weeks too! Thanks for the cute poster!