Last week, my principal approached me and asked if I'd be interested in teaching Saturday School (something my school has NEVER done). She explained that I would be spending 4-6 Saturdays teaching 20-25 second graders test taking strategies. In my state (California), kindergarteners and first graders don't take state testing; thus, the first year they're tested is in second grade. The 20-25 students would be chosen carefully. We would like to enroll students who are "Strategic" (working slightly below "Benchmark" standards). Each of the 4-6 sessions would be 3-hours-long and the kids would be rewarded with lunch at the end of each session (pizza or sub sandwiches, most likely). I immediatley said "YES!!!" (thinking that this would be a great opportunity for the kids to get some extra test taking strategies & because I want our students to be successful on the California Standards Test). However, now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure if I'm actually doing these kids a disservice by solely focusing on test taking strategies. Your thoughts???