|Mondays||Planner Check Off|
|Tuesdays||Gradebook Check Off|
|Wednesdays||Reading Check Off|
|Thursdays||IXL Check Off|
On Top of the World is 2019’s installment of the M-Games and focuses on helping each and every student set a personal best on the end-of-year RISE test. The event is broken into two parts. Part 1 runs from February 19 to March 21. Part 2 runs from March 27 to May 17.
We kick off the games by having each student review his or her performance on the end-of-year RISE tests in Language Arts, Math, and Science over the last three years. Based on those numbers, students set a personal-best goal.
To prepare to achieve a personal best, students work on a weekly progress chart designed to help them perform to their best abilities. Students keep organized through a daily use of their personal planners, keep their grades up by avoiding any missing assignments or assessments, enhance their reading fluency and comprehension through daily reading, increase their math fluency through IXL practice, and keep their skills sharp by answering our weekly challenge question. Each day of the week, students summarize their performance on these five indicators using a Google Form.
Students who complete at least four of the five indicators in the week are eligible to participate in the week’s M-Games reward activity.
Not only do the M-Games focus on a student’s personal best, but they also set the stage for our school’s personal best. By setting a school best on two of the three indicators (Language Arts, Math, or Science), students qualify for the M-Games STEM Rising Festival on May 17th. If the goal is achieved, students will have their choice of twenty-four different activities during each of the five periods that include games, a movie in the auditorium, teacher-generated activities, and a dance in the gym.
The second half of the M-Games: On Top of the World involves our final reviews and the moment of truth . . . the RISE test itself. For the final reviews, students team up to participate in language arts, science, and math competitions.
Their scores are posted each day on posters in the hallway to show which teams and which classes are doing the best. The winning classes for each grade level earn a donut party, and the winning teams earn up to 1000 STEM CRAZY points at the Mustang Market.
The M-Games: Greatest Show review tournament leads directly to the actual RISE test that we have prepared for throughout the entire year. RISE testing takes place over eight sessions beginning April 16th in which we will be on a special testing schedule. The entire school will spend the first hour and fifteen minutes working on their RISE test on these eight days before resuming their normal five-period schedule.
The RISE testing is a special opportunity to prove to yourself just how much you’ve grown through your hard work this year, and we want to make this experience feel special. The following two slides describe some highlights of our RISE testing plan.
Some of the most worthwhile incentives during RISE testing are the Progress Charts, the QR Code Mystery Motivators, and the M-Games MVP Recognitions. Each of these are meant to reward students for their efforts to work their hardest to set a new personal best on the RISE tests. The QR Code Mystery Motivators are particularly fun because they contain a mystery prize that you can redeem during lunchtime the very day you receive it.
That’s it! That is all you need to know about this year’s installment of the M-Games. It’s all about preparing yourself to set a new personal best. We’re proud of the work you’ve done this year, and we’re excited to see that hard work pay off. Good luck in this year’s games! We look forward to being on top of the world with another Personal Best.