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19 Fab Five Gifs that Teachers Can Relate to During Testing Season

19 Fab Five Gifs that Teachers Can Relate to During Testing Season

No matter where in the country or what grade level you teach, one thing remains consistent for teachers across the country this time of year: the slow, anxious build of testing season. Spring is right around the corner, which means high-stakes testing is approaching for many students, and with that comes lots of preparation. For teachers, this can mean a rollercoaster of emotions – from the stress of ensuring that each student is prepared to put their best foot forward to the overwhelming pride felt when students ace the test.

To help process the many emotions that come with high-stakes assessment season, we’ve rounded up 19 gifts courtesy of Queer Eye’s “Fab Five” that every educator can relate to!

When you come into testing season with high hopes and an open mind:

Tan and Anoni sit in the backseat of a truck. Antoni says, "Let's try to be open minded." and Tan nods, agreeing.

 

But then the data from the practice exam comes back, and you’ve got a littttle more review to do than you planned:

Kamero shakes his head casually, "That's not good."

 

But, you want your students to know that you’re there for them and practice WILL make perfect!

Antoni stands in a kitchen, gestures to himself, smiling and reassuring, "Hey, I'm not here to judge."

 

So you motivate yourself to be your student’s biggest cheerleader:

JVN stands surrounded by several cheerleaders, giddy. They smile and jump, happy.

 

And make sure they know how awesome they are:

Tan France speaks affirmations to two women, saying "I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am a boss." They nod and smile, understanding.

 

On the days where you feel like you’re barely holding it all together:

JVN wipes away an emotional tear.

 

When your exhausted and your own routines get put on the backburner …

JVN speaks directly to the camera, "This house is messy AF."

 

You remind yourself it’s ok to have bad days…and get yourself a little treat:

JVN wears a funny pompom headband and holds a slice of cake, eating it. JVN glances to the camera teasingly, as though caught, and quickly glances around, teasingly innocent.

 

Because you know this is all a part of the testing season journey:

Kamero nods his head knowingly and says to someone, "remember, it's a journey"

 

And just when you’re feeling like you’re at your wit’s end:

Emotional tears roll down Antoni's face. He shakes his head slightly and looks away, as though trying to collect himself a little.

 

The student that struggles to put in effort, comes to you for tutoring:

Bobby says with a smile to a woman, "I am speechless" she smiles back

 

And starts making major progress on their practice exams!

Tan France exclaims excitedly and proudly to a woman, "LOOK. AT. YOU!"

 

Which reignites your motivation to keep pushing through!

Encouragingly, JVN claps their hands together for emphasis, says "See this confidence a-brewing, honey! Yes"

 

So when test day arrives, you ease your students testing anxieties:

Antoni smiles, says "You're going to do great"

 

Even though you’re freaking out a little on the inside:

JVN and Kamaro in a truck, JVN has happy tears in their eyes and says "why am I crying?"

 

So you put all the good energy out into the world and manifest those rockin’ scores!

Bobby sitting on a sofa waving his hands around and saying "fairy dust, fairy dust"

 

So when the test results finally come out and you scramble to read the scores:

Tan France holding an iPad, telling Kamaro "Shut up and let me read"

And your students do even better than you imagined:

Antoni, Tan, and JVN excited in the back of a truck

 

You do a little happy dance with them because in the end, it was ALL worth it:

The Fab Five cheering together

 

Keep up the great work, teachers! We hope these gifs provided you with a brief break and a good laugh. Thank you for all that you do throughout the entire school year! For resources to support your testing season preparation strategies, check out our new Test Prep Toolkit.

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Brittany Becker

Brittany Becker currently serves as a Marketing Specialist at Edmentum, and has been with the company since 2016. Before her time at Edmentum, Brittany studied both Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and eventually went on to teach 4th grade in Title 1 schools. Because of her background in education, Brittany is passionate about providing educators across the United States and the world with the tools and best practices to empower their students each day in the classroom.