I just love how our kindergarten, first, and second grade students get involved with encouraging our 3rd and 4th grade students who are taking the ISTEP test. Every student prepares a note and includes some sort of “sweet” (candy) on the note. They are very creative and the 3rd and 4th graders look forward to receiving it every year. Some examples include: “I know you’ll do great on the test because you’re no AIRHEAD” and they attach an Airhead candy. Another example, “you’ll do great because you’re on a roll (attached is a Tootsie Roll).
I know it’s not much but it’s the thought that counts!