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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Smartie Pants!

I found this cute idea at Sparkled Memories and wanted to share it with you in case you didn't see it. With the Florida state tests coming up next week (the FCAT), all the intermediate students and teachers are stressing out. The primary classes at my school have each adopted an intermediate class to write notes to, wishing them luck on the tests. My first and second grade classes made these cute pants:





Some of them went all out, decorating the pants with patches, rhinestones, and fancy designs. They are looking forward to handing them to their intermediate buddies. 


Update:
Here are the labels I made for the pants:
What does your school do to wish the children well on their tests? I'd love to get some more ideas. Thanks!


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    1. Jen, I just uploaded the labels to my blog if you want to use them.

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  2. I love them! They turned out super cute. I really like that you had the younger kids make the for older students. Thanks so much for mentioning my blog. I'm so glad your we're inspired by my blog! Good luck to the students in your building :)

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! I really love the idea and the children had such fun creating the pants. I also had my students make them for their own older siblings if they were not in the adopted class. They were so happy to receive them!

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      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  3. SO CUTE! I've seen so many great ideas lately for test "perk me ups"!

    Last year 2nd grade made posters for our upstairs test takers, but I'm thinking we should definitely do something like THIS for our BIG test week coming up. Our kids would LOVE making the, and I know the older kids would LOVE getting them! Thanks for sharing!

    Jillian
    Just Tinkerin' Around

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    1. Hey, you're supposed to be resting! LOL! I guess blog stalking is kind of like resting! Posters are cute, too. Very motivating. Feel better!

      Sincerely,
      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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    2. HAHA! This just made me laugh out loud (probably not the best rest for the voice!!)

      And yes, blog stalking is SO TOTALLY resting! Just laying here with the laptop in my lap! No exertion or stress whatsoever.

      BTW we put the posters around the bathrooms, so they would see them when/if they took breaks! (last year our tests weren't timed, so the older students pretty much tested ALL DAY) yuck!

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    3. Sorry for the LOL! No more funnies from me! I love posters in the bathroom. I have a whole bunch hanging in my classroom bathroom. My students walk out of there all the time reciting poems and rhymes.

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      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  4. Awwww.....that is too stinkin' cute!!!

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  5. Last year we "adopted" my son's 5th grade class (my daughter was in my class, so it was a super fun match up - plus we had like 7 other sets of siblings between the 2 classes!!). Each day we took them in a little treat and note about 30 minutes prior to their testing. One day is was mini donuts (Do-nut freak out - just do your best!). One day Pop Rocks (do your best to ROCK the test!). Blow pops (Don't blow it - you're almost finished!). I can't remember the other 2. I'll have to check my school computer! The kids all loved it!! (And I THINK the 5th grade teacher did too, but he's a man, and they don't say much about the froofy cuteness, lol).

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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    1. Deb, thanks for the cute ideas! I love all the cute sayings and will have to add these next year. I like the idea about doing one thing a day. And, too funny about the male teacher. It's the same in my school! But, sometimes, the females don't go for the cuteness either!

      Thanks again!
      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  6. We do the same kind of thing at our school. The upper grades love it when we bring them little treats. We usually sing a song to go with it...too cute! There are tons of great ideas on pinterest...I am a slave to that site! Ha! Ha!

    Jen

    www.jenskinderkids.blogspot.com

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    1. I hear you! I'm a pinning fool! Thanks for the comment, Jen!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  7. I love this for our buddies! I have seen this for teachers to give to their students, but I had not thought about it being for buddies - simply fabulous!

    Erica

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Erica! I've gotten some other great ideas from this post!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  8. I didn't know that American Smarties were so different from Canadian! ours come in a box and they're candy coated chocolates. They're round and very colourful. Weird :))
    Thanks for the awesome idea.

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

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    1. Barbara, one of the parents in my class said the same thing! She had no idea what Smarties were when I told her about the activity. She's from Canada, too.

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  9. I just saw your guest post over at Kindergarten Lifestyle and I loved it.

    I would love for you to be a guest blogger over at my tiny little spot

    Ms. Patterson

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    1. Thanks, Shuna! I would love to be a guest blogger! Thanks for the offer!

      Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

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