Hey everyone! Next week my youngest, who is in 3rd grade starts MAP testing...Ugh. Poor kids, no matter what your stance is on performance testing, everyone knows it's no fun. His teacher asked all the parents to send in notes of encouragement to surprise the kids with. So, in my typical oldest child syndrome fashion...I thought to myself, I can do even better than that! I decided to make a little card for him to open each day, and I wrote little poems in each one. I tried to be a little funny, to brighten his day...because he hates taking tests! He is already dreading it :( So, here are the cards I made. I really can't take any credit for them though. They are totally inspired lifted off Laura Bassen. She is so awesome, and an absolute card making genius! I was able to whip these cards up, in about 30 minutes, on Easter Sunday. I used the Kid's Rock stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp. I'll put a link to Laura's Youtube video below the picks. I'm also sending the Just Keep Swimming card I showed in recent Paper Smooches post, for day #1. I hope they help make the week of testing, a tiny but better!