Ease the stress of testing with these 35 encouraging and motivational desk notes for students! Easily print and leave on each student’s desk, along with a small treat, on those dreaded testing days. A table of contents is included which lists each desk note, a treat idea for each tag, and a helpful guide for printing.
Unfortunately, in this day and time testing is a reality, and as educators, we must prepare students for standardized testing. Some students get very stressed during this time. We often try to comfort our students by saying, “Don’t worry. You’ve got this!” or, “Just do your best!” However, I think it’s important to encourage parent engagement as well.
Included in this download is a note you can send home to parents requesting that they join you in easing the stress of testing at school.
Parents are asked to write a short note of encouragement and send a picture (no larger than a 5 x 7) to be displayed in the classroom during testing sessions. I have done this for years in my 4th-grade classroom, and students love reading all the notes from parents, as well as sharing their own.
Easily create a classroom bulletin board with encouragement notes from parents!
TIP: Copy the parent letter on Astropbright paper (or any brightly colored paper) to make a colorful bulletin board display! (see the preview for a closer look)
There are 35 desk notes/treat tags you can print and leave on student’s desks with a small treat each day. I added a page that lists the tags with treat ideas to include with each one. I’ve also included color and black-white versions of the desk notes. Save printer ink by printing the black and white desk notes on brightly colored paper.
In the past, I’ve used these notes with my own children as well. I’ve used them as lunch notes by slipping them in their packed lunch each day of testing. It always makes them smile, and they look forward to seeing what they will get each day.
This is just one small way to show your support and encouragement from home as a parent, or from school as a teacher!