Monday, April 23, 2012

TCAP Encouragement Card!

                                                                                                                                                                  Tomorrow begins that dreaded 4-day period of the year called TCAPS!! My 5th grader tells me the letters stand for Torturing Children at Public Schools and I'm sure that's how it feels to the kids! They have been reviewing and reviewing and REVIEWING for weeks and this year, a new wrinkle - their TCAP scores count for 15% of their final grades. YUCK! I need to research whose bright idea that was! Some kids simply don't "test" well and I'm so thankful Bailey isn't one of those kids. Say a little prayer tomorrow for all the 3rd-5th graders in your area - they will feel it and appreciate it. But, I digress . . . every year, I put a card in Bailey's bag each day of TCAPS to encourage her and let her know how proud we are of her. She is majorly into rainbows these days so when I saw the inspiration for this card on Pinterest, I knew it would be perfect for her. Isn't it beautiful!?!?! I copied it exactly so I can write that!! It took a little while to scallop all those little strips of paper, but it was very simple to put together and might just be yet another way to use up all those paper scraps I know you have! This would make an AMAZING birthday card or a fun party invitation, if you didn't have to make too many! And you can use any colors you have. I started with a pad of PTI polka dot paper and then scrounged up the solids to match. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

Say a prayer for the middle schoolers too!! Oh....and trust me, teachers aren't a big fan of TCAPS either!!