Spring Newsletter

Study Skills & Preparing for the PSSAs

So far so good! Let's finish out strong!

This school year you have truly put your best foot forward! You have grown so much as both a learner and an individual! Keep doing your best and keep being you!

Preparing for the PSSAs

There are plenty of things you can do each and every day that will help you to do well on your PSSAs. Listed below are some helpful techniques. And guess what- these techniques don't even involve studying! (Check out http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/studying.html)


  1. Pay attention in class.
  2. Take good notes.
  3. Plan ahead for tests and projects.
  4. Break it down. (If you have what feels like a lot to learn, break it into smaller chunks.)
  5. Ask for help if you get stuck.
  6. Get a good night's sleep!

How else can I prepare?

  • Eat breakfast! It is hard to focus on an empty stomach!
  • Don't be nervous! You've got this!
  • Focus on what you are reading- don't be afraid to reread passages or questions.
  • If you are unsure of what something could mean, use context clues.
  • Highlight or circle things you find to be important.
  • Read through all of the answers before selecting one.
  • Have an extra pencil.
  • Review your work.

You are READY!

You have worked hard all year and you are ready to take the PSSAs!

Be confident!

Spend some time tonight exploring the resources above or looking for your own! Try them out! Click on the links! Do a Google Search! Tomorrow be ready to share what you found or how you studied!