My positive thought is about...standardized testing! Wait, what? Yes it's true! While searching around on the internet for ways to motivate my students and lessen the stress of testing, I came across the Connections Academy Blog. They have this amazing, super creative idea for a fun dress code that ALSO reinforces testing tips for every day of the week before your school's tests. For example, "Wear pajamas on Monday" reinforces the testing tip of getting a good night's rest the day before any test.
I didn't want to break any copyright laws by posting all of the days of the week right here, but if you click the picture below it will take you right over to their page.
I found this idea last night, got approval from my Dean of Instruction (in fact, he wants to share it with all the other testing grades in my school), and typed up a quick flyer this morning. And just like that, my positive thought for today is that next week I know my kids will be excited about the idea of "testing" because it now involves a really fun week's worth of clothing! Yay!
I am still on the lookout for other fun ways to motivate my class next week, so let me know if you have any other ideas you use with your class. Can't wait to see more positive thoughts over at the linky!