*Who will be the first person finished?
*How many times will someone break their pencil?
*How long can I sit here and stare into space without going insane? <--that one didn't take very long
-Ate. And ate. And ate and ate and ate. (It is seriously a miracle that all teachers do not weigh 500 lbs. I've never been offered/eaten so many treats, snacks, and candies in my life.)
-(Once all of the students were done with their tests) Read! (Hallelujah!!!)
On the other hand, here's some things that I noticed my students doing to keep themselves busy once they were finished with their test:
-Re-laced their shoelaces
-Created Sweet Tart towers
-Slept <--I'm jealous of that one
-Attempted to turn various articles of clothing into a pillow
-Played with pencils, inhalers, hair ties, etc.
-Adjusted sweatshirts over faces so that it appeared as if they were headless
-Ate. And ate. And ate and ate and ate <--I guess that goes both ways :)
Now that the STAAR is over for the year I think teachers everywhere are breathing a big sigh of relief. As of now, the school year is definitely on the downhill slope!
**In case you're not familiar with "Nutella Fingers", please see this clip from Friends (and replace the word "peanut butter" with "Nutella"): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezLdRddU1Yk