Hello tired zombies of Shepherd of the Hills! During the last full week of February, the students here from Kindergarten through eighth grade participated in the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. For some people standardized testing can be a really stressful activity. Taking tests can last a little bit more than an hour each day. If you struggled with stress with all of the tests, the Electronic Snowman has some tips for you. A nice thing to have during tests is mint flavored gum. Studies show that gum, especially mint flavored, help stimulate your cognitive senses. In other words, it helps you think better. Another way to help relieve the stress of all the testing is to bring a good book or two to indulge you into when all the testing is done. That’s also a good way to pass the time if you finish your test early. An amazing way to relieve stress is to get a couple extra hours of sleep each night. That way when you sit down to take your test, you’re refreshed and ready to ace it…or make a cool design with the bubbles. Well, I hope these tips will help all of you tired zombies blossom into beautiful butterflies for testing. Have a marvelous day.
- The Electronic Snowman