Recently, a discussion was opened with regards to the students of lower grades during the State standardized tests. In the past, field trips have been scheduled for the lower grades, however, there remains a period from 08:30 – 09:45 am in which the lower grades are required to sit silently in a designated area such as the auditorium, before they are allowed to leave the building.
This post is being opened for discussion in search of ideas for activities the children can engage in during that time. Please keep in mind that the activity must be low volume as the upper grades are testing. It’s crucial that we maintain an optimum environment for the students who are testing while we accommodate the students who aren’t. Your input in respect for all students would be greatly appreciated.
For your information, test dates are three consecutive days in early April for ELA and early May for Math.
Thank you for your consideration – you can make a difference.