Today we finished a Math Unit and so it was time for the dreaded Unit Test. I don't like being the bearer of bad news, so I let the students know delicately by wearing my Math Test Tie. Whenever we have a big assessment like this, I sport the tie and students spread the word themselves. As soon as I show up, they pass on the news. "Today is the math test," or, "He has his math tie on, that means there is a test today." Miraculously, we always do excellent on these tests, as long as the correct responses are single-digit answers. Now that's FUN! Don't tell anyone.