"What do I need to do to be ready for the test?" questioned one sweet, little teacher-pleaser yesterday as we got ready to leave.
"Get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast," I told them smiling.
"Wow! That's easy! You mean we don't have any homework?" shouted one boy incredulously.
"Get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast," I repeated. And then I smiled again for good measure. Positive.
So, imagine my joy this morning, when I noticed on the lunch menu that today was also Swirlberry Day! This is the one day a month when a special little frozen treat called Swirlberry is offered to the students. And students positively must have some!
• Around 29 calories per ounce
• Has 4 live active cultures
• Gluten free
• Generally well tolerated by the lactose intolerant
So, today the combination of two sessions of testing (one in the a.m. and one in the p.m.) + Swirlberry Day and I had a classroom that could not sit still. As we headed out for a well deserved extra recess at the end of the day one student asked me excitedly, "Do we get to do that MEAT test thing again tomorrow?"
"Yes, you do!" I proclaimed. And I chuckled to myself. MEAT test... haha! Just think of that acronym for a minute or two.
But, at least tomorrow, no Swirlberry.