Just in case there is any doubt, I still hate (and am completely opposed to) standardized test. Yes, it is somewhat hypocritical to protest these and then prepare them in such an archaic way. I struggle, especially this time of year, with this. Most of the year I am an innovative educator proud of what my students do. This time of year, I feel like the worst teacher ever. However, these games allow students to remain engaged. So in a few short weeks, I can stop hating myself, and get back to normal.