Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Bunch of Smart Cookies!



Wow! I can't believe that my third grade kiddos will be taking the state test NEXT WEEK!! We have been reviewing concepts, practicing vocabulary, refining our bubbling skills . . . and we are so ready to rock this test!



It was my class's turn to decorate the third grade bulletin board in the main hall of my school, and I really wanted something to pump the kids up for testing. I stole this "smart cookie" idea from One Extra Degree - my favorite third grade blog! Amanda took this idea from the ladies at The Lesson Plan SOS blog - you can check out their Smart Cookie Craft on TPT here!


I created a recipe card template, and the kids came up with "ingredients" and "directions" for what would make a good test taker . . . or SMART COOKIE! We talked about traits such as confidence and determination, the importance of water and rest, etc. Then they got to decorate their own little cookie, and the whole thing turned out so adorable I just couldn't wait to share!



Here are the finished products. The kids all did great, but my personal favorites are the "2 dashes of pencil lead" and "1 quiet mouth". Another student even had 7 pencil sharpeners for her ingredients . . . now that is a lot of sharp pencils!



















You can click the scissors below to access the recipe template - it makes an adorable bulletin board for testing, Open House, or just reminding people of your batch of smart cookies!



Lindsay

9 comments:

Beth said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda K. said...

I love this idea! This year the kinders and first grade classes made each third-fifth grade class a poster and brought us snack one day!!! My kiddos loved it!

Thanks for sharing!

Amanda
thirdgradeexperience.blogspot.com

Nancy Wilson said...

Thanks! This coming week is our second week of state testing so, I'll be sticking this in my file for next year! Thank you for sharing! Thanks, Nancy
The Apple Basket Teacher

~*~Ash~*~ said...

I'm doing a linky party with bulletin board ideas. I would love for you to add this post!

Join up at Teaching Happily Ever After!

Rebecca Rojas said...

Just found your blog {on Pinterest, actually}. Love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

♥Rebecca
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Create●Share●Inspire

office said...

Quick question what font is the "Smart Cookie" in? I really love it!

Mary Mixon said...

Yeah I would really like to know the smart cookies font too!

Mrs. Sheehan said...

Ok, too cute! I can't wait to do this with my second graders this upcoming year!

Lindsay Miller said...

Thanks for sharing. My third graders were in charge of making the April bulletin board last year. We created a "Smart Cookies" testing strategies board. The kids created their own favorite cookie and wrote a testing tip on it. The bulletin board was a huge hit!
~Lindsay
Mrs. Miller’s Monkey Business

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