Would be neat to do for older kids.The Little Things: Testing Motivational Treats. My students have enjoyed this type of treat for several years. Every morning of a 'big' test, there's a treat with a little note waiting for them at their tables.
*Student Job* - "Attendance Clerk" takes a folder from the crate in the morning. Work for the absent student(s) go in the folder during the day. At the end of the day, the folder is returned to the crate.
This classroom jobs card set includes 45 different jobs and editable templates. This classroom organization tool will save teachers time throughout the entire school year and get students involved in the classroom.
I like the idea of giving students candy treats with cute notes for test days. This helps give them some energy power to do their test, and helps students with test taking anxiety. The positive notes starts the test day off on a good foot.
Sub Tub -- Possible things to include: A Welcome Binder (explaining the daily schedule, where things are in the room and anything the sub might need like computer log-in codes), emergency lesson ideas, great books, games and other activities to do!
Tales of the Grade Teacher: ISTEP Day 2 Treats & Sayings to Motivate Test Takers. A perfect way to break the ice for those with test anxiety! I was one of those and something to nibble on always helped!
29 Clever Organization Hacks For Elementary School Teachers
KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day. Fun and creative way of getting missed work to students who were absent