After Testing Activities

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  1. Ms.Holyoke

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    I'm looking for activities that will fill two 72 minute blocks for students to do after each day of state testing.

    I think the work has to be somewhat math/standards related but I want it to be easy/relaxing. Another math teacher told me she tries to do something relating to coloring, etc. This is for my best class so the behavior is not an issue but I don't want to do anything that would get the kids too crazy! Thoughts? We are not allowed to take them outside or that's what I would do!!
     
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    There are some excellent color by math fact coloring pages out there if you Google it. They make a good activity for after testing and you can let students work with a partner.

    Add "6th grade" to your search terms for more challenging sheets.
     
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    My class really enjoys breakouts or math mysteries related to the concepts we have covered. There are some free online and also some inexpensive on Teachers Pay Teachers.
     
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    Apparently the other math teacher is doing work on the first day after testing. I'm not sure if I should with my kids.

    I think I'll play 24 with the whole class on Tuesday. Does anyone have ideas for making it run smoothly?
     
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    That's what I always do! It's the end of the year and it helps pass the time.
     
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    We aren't allowed at my school. It is ridiculous.
     
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    I second that. I mean, it's time to let some steam off. These kids are tested out of their minds for nearly two months. They need some relief.
     
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    Our students just finished three weeks of state testing yesterday, and final exams are next week. Also, AP tests, CLEP test, ACT Workkeys, testing on various career tests: their brains are exhausted. We are still doing work, but it's easier work that's relaxing and interactive.
     
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    That's what I do. I don't waste time entirely but try to do something fun where they can talk with a friend.
     
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    I save small projects, like origami, drawing, and poetry for then. I also save some documentaries and content-related movies for the afternoon of testing days.
     
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    My plan is to do:

    -open response practice where kids answer on chart paper as a group on Monday
    -play 24 as a class and then work on logic puzzles on Tuesday
     

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