Monday, April 15, 2013

FCAT Words and Treats of Encouragement

 
 Of course our First Graders are too young to take the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) this week but we have "adopted" a fifth grade class to show our support. This is the same Fifth Grade class that we "partner read" with every Thursday. The children wrote them letters of encouragement and parents sent in treats for us to give them for every day of the test. The students had fun bagging up the candy and cookies for their friends taking the test. Clever sayings were added to their treats such as: "You're a SMARTIE pants" and "You are one SMART COOKIE".  The letters that the class wrote were amazing. Below is a sample:
Dear Alexa,
I hope you ROCK on your FCAT. I bet you will get an A+. You know I am always with you if you need anything.  Love Hannah

3 comments:

K. Tiurchy said...

What a wonderful idea! Love it!

Lourdes said...

I love how lower elementary adopts upper elementary. What a great teachable moment on how to lift others up, regardless of age and grade! I love the relationship built between the partners.

Christa said...

What a creative & wonderful way to encourage & congratulate the students taking the FCAT. I love how this is another reminder to help & think of others. Thank you!