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1. We started our timed math fact tests this week. Here's how it works.
I give the students 20 addition AND subtraction problems on a page and give them less than 2 minutes to solve the problems.
When complete, I grade the tests and record their score in their folders.
If they get 18/20 or more correct, they move on to the next number family. They get a sticker on their fact booklet, a new set of fact cards to practice, and practice worksheets on the number family they are moving into.
I keep all these papers in hanging file folders sorted into number families. The folders are in a crate under my overhead projector.
We have 2 tests a week. We sometimes practice our math facts with giant blow up dice.
2. I felt it was time to revisit the bucket filling that we began in the beginning of the year. I will be organizing it differently than in past years. Usually, I have students fill out bucket filler papers for various kids in the class...but it never fails that there are some kids who don't get as many papers. This time, I will highlight one person per day and we will fill out cards for that person only, that day. This way, all kids are writing something nice about EVERYONE! I can't wait to see all their faces when they get their bucket's filled!
3. Like many other TpT folks, I am having a Super Sunday sale. Just enter the promo code "Super" when checking out.
5. This week I began decorating for February in the classroom. I will post pics of how it looks- soon.