Creating Student Portfolios has always worked for me:
Here's why it works:
-It's engaging, but not high stress.
-It's good for kids' self-esteem. Students can see how much they've improved since the beginning of the year. They can see value in their learning beyond knowing answers for a test.
-It's a great way to review. To organize their work, they'll need to look back through everything they've done this year.
-Organizing objects is a good way to organize your brain, actually!
-Coloring reduces stress! (Maybe the teachers should make one, too, then!)
Want to try it out? Grab these FREE student portfolio covers for first through fifth grades:
Happy Teaching (& Testing)!!