Five Reminders Before State Testing

Here are five reminders I gave my students prior to beginning the obligatory state tests this morning:

1. Unwrap your snacks prior to the test so there is no crinkling of wrappers.

2. Blow your nose outside.

3. You know the tests stories are boring, do not be surprised by this.

4. You can tell your friends during the break that you bubbled all “A’s” or made a pretty design – but really try your hardest while taking the test. (Street cred is still important in Junior High.)

5. No test can really measure what you truly know; do not let this test influence your self-esteem.

Bonus Reminder: Before opening your Monster Energy Drink, go into the English office/book room (adjoining room), cover with your hand, and then quickly open your beverage.