Fifth graders are preparing for end of the year exams, and are finding that their teachers’ creative math boot camp provides fun review before tests.

Boot Camp Provides Fun Review Before Tests The students of Dearington Elementary are looking forward to their summer vacation, but first they have to pass the state Standards of Learning exams.

The boot camp was conceived by teachers Marissa Freeman and Sarah Poole.  It even includes dog tags and camouflage.

According to Dearington principal Daniel Rule, boot camp covers the three days before the math portion of the tests. The students rotate through different sections.

“Each station is specific to each subject,” Rule said. “Even I have a shift teaching one of them.”

“It’s something different,” he continued. “Boot camp motivates people to serve our country. This helps motivate them complete the most important thing in their lives right now.”

Fifth-grade teacher Sarah Poole said the response is great from the students.

“It’s a totally different atmosphere,” she said. “They’re totally into it. It’s a more fun way to review instead of sitting in class and lecturing.”

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