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EOG Pep Rally!!!

Mrs. Croffut and Mrs. Beachum demonstrate how important it is to re-read text on the EOG.

On Monday, May 10, 2010, students in grades 3-5 met in the gym for an EOG Pep Rally. Mrs. Croffut and Mrs. Beachum taught the students, through a skit, the importance of re-reading the test questions. Students were taught a chant to help them remember testing strategies. Mrs. Croffut also shared the book ''Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" by Dr. Seuss. At the end of the assembly, students celebrated outside with Popsicles.

Mrs. Croffut and Mrs. Beachum opened the EOG Pep Rally by doing a skit for students. The skit taught the students the importance of going back and re-reading their test questions. In the skit, Mrs. Croffut and Mrs. Beachum read the directions for making Rice Krispie Treats. After reading the directions they set them aside and begin the process of putting the ingredients together. After adding the ingredients without measuring, sneezing on their hands and using marshmellows that had been on the floor, they had a dessert no one wanted to eat! If they had only gone back and re-read their directions the Rice Krispie Treats would have been much better.  

Next, Mrs. McClain and the rest of third grade shared a chant with everyone. The chant included various testing strategies that students are encouraged to follow on testing days. Finally, Mrs. Croffut read the book ''Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" by Dr. Seuss to students. This book encourages students to remember that the test they are taking is about all of the things they have learned all year long. It is not something they need to stress over or worry about. They need to relax, focus, and do their best.

As parents/guardians, the best thing you can do for your child next week as they are preparing for the EOGs, is to make sure they get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, and encourage them to do their best!

Written by: Jennifer Williams
Posted: May 12, 2010 by Jennifer Williams

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