We Are the Champions!

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A couple months ago we took the AIMS test.  This test was supposed to see how we did in third grade.  

Were we worried like the iFake Text above said?  No way!

Back of Justin's shirt he got from Cactus Canyon Wrestling team.

This saying was perfect to motivate us for testing.  

Everyone (ALL STUDENTS) has the desire (WANTS TO) to win (MEET OR EXCEED)!  Only champions have desire to prepare (STUDY, USE STRATEGIES, TAKE YOUR TIME, POSITIVE ATTITUDE).

Here are some things that we did to do to become champions on this test:

Cassidy said: “Mrs. Fraher taught us lots of strategies to help us take the test.  One of the things she did was to look for words like “always”, “never”, or “not”.  These words will help you on choosing a correct answer.  I also made sure I took my time.  The AIMS isn’t timed so sometimes I took brain rest.  I liked reading the cards my mom wrote for me.  I would read it right before I took the test and it helped me because she said she loved me.”

Isaiah said:  “One strategy I used to help me on the test was to get rid of the choices that were obviously not right.  In our class we called these the “DUH” answers.  I think it is important to not get distracted and let people bother you.”

Gabe said:  “Sometimes it is hard to read so much and remember what you read so I underline important stuff with my highlighter.  We practiced doing this in the mornings on our morning work.  It helped when we had to take the test.”

Faye said:  “When I do the math test I will draw pictures or make a story in my head because it helps me solve the problem.  In math, Mrs. Fraher would make us show more than one way to solve a problem.  I think it is important to try hard and think that you can do it.  I liked my cards my mom and dad wrote to me.”

Zach said:  “A strategy we learned was to read the questions first before reading the story.  That way we know what to look for.  It helps me find the important parts of the story and answer the questions easier.  If you think you can do it, you can.”

Anthony said:  “I didn’t rush just to get done.  I underlined important parts.  I listened when Mrs. Fraher reviewed for the test.  I think I did a good job on it.  Mrs. Fraher had the parents write secret cards for us and she passed them out each day of testing.  She wrote one for us too. This showed me that my parents wanted me to do a good job.  I liked reading them.”

 

Here we are after a day of testing. See the pink and yellow cards parents wrote for us? They really helped us stay motivated and not give up.

 

What are some strategies you use to help you on testing?

Do you like to take tests?


One thought on “We Are the Champions!

  1. Dear Mrs.Fraher,

    Yes I do like taking tests.The blog still looks good!
    And I miss you being my teacher:(

    Sincerely Elly

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