Here are some of my tips:
- Make answer keys so that you can quickly check work.
- Ask students to rotate back and forth between math and reading centers.
- Make more center baskets than you have groups so that there is always a choice of centers. This way students are more likely to have a center available to them that they have not yet completed.
- Put games in the basket that students already know how to play.
- Ask if any parents are willing to help.
- You could add even more excitement by rewarding students with a piece of candy or a sticker for every completed center.
Thanks so much for posting this! I was one of the people on instagram who begged for you to do so! We have our reading state test in May and this gives me about 4 weeks to really review and prep them! Thank you for sharing!! I really appreciate it!
Testing starting on a Thursday? Great ideas! Love the Dollar Store timers. The games were a great incentive to complete the other work. Good luck with testing!
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Thank you for all of your ideas and resources on Teacher Pay Teachers! I feel much better about "Test Prep" and can't wait to implement these ideas and the task card activities you have previously posted. I was wondering if you would be able to/willing to post/sell/e-mail the signs you have on the front of the centers? My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much!!
Thanks so much for sharing! I We started our State Testing yesterday and I was frantically searching for some fun ways to review after a long day of testing!
I love, love this idea! What a fun way to review and give their brains a break too! I would love the signs you have on your baskets as well if you are willing to share. My email is email@example.com. Thank you for sharing!!
Wonderful ideas! Thanks for your post!