This week starts the beginning of our state test review. I always struggle with exactly how to study for this test. Our curriculum calendar is always set up so that we have about two or three weeks of review before the actual test. Today I learned that our test isn’t for another two weeks later than I thought. This leaves me with approximately six weeks to review for it. I will actually wing it (somewhat) with exactly what I am doing.
Here are my thoughts so far…… We will be making lap books for each of our five Oklahoma PASS standards. My students have three-ring binders that we use as math notebooks. We put all of our activities, foldables, and notes inside of that binder (I will be writing a post on that soon).
I am going to go standard by standard. We will do approximately one standard a week. Today, we made the lap book for standard one. For this lap book, we used a manilla file folder, colored paper, scissors, glue stick, and a stapler. Here is a picture of our lap books.
The foldable is a simple fold using two pieces of paper and a couple of staples to hold it together. You start out with two pieces of paper (you could use plain white paper if you wanted, it doesn’t have to be colored). Stagger them to the height you want each of the bottom of your flaps to be. I used my strips that I was gluing on the bottom as my guide.
Then fold them over, making sure that you leave the same distance between the folded over edges as you did when you staggered the first time.
Then crease it……
Then put a staple at the top of each side…
I typed up one PASS skill for standard 1 on individual strips and had the students glue one on each flap. Once they were made, we glued them into the center of our lap book.
We will be adding to this lap book as we review for this standard…..I just have to conjure up exactly what we’ll be adding to it. Right now, I’m thinking we’ll put examples of those skills in it somewhere.
For the actual review part of this standard, I printed off different states’ released items for their state tests as well as our own benchmarks. I cut and pasted the problems from those tests on paper and made up a “mini” test for each standard. This will be practice tests for my students to do. We will place these tests in each lap book as we finish them.
Here is a copy of the printables I made for my lap book. It will really only be useful for sixth grade teachers in Oklahoma. I just hate making stuff for my classroom, and not sharing it with others. Click here or on the image below to get your copy of these printables.