For the many of you that have been hanging with me you may remember me posting about a website called Xtramath.com. I started using it at the end of last school year. I really saw a huge improvement in my students fact recall in the short time I used it. It is free and easy to set up. I highly recommend using it on a daily basis.
I usually make my students bookmarks out of cute locker tags. On those tags I put -
1. Computer sign in and password
2. AR sign in and password
3. ZPD for book selection
3. Xtra math sign in and password
This year I'm going to add one more thing. I plan to put labels in the inside of their STAR folders with all this information so parents can see and use the information. That seems obvious but prior to this year the info. was only on the book marks. The labels will look something like this:
I found a wayyy cool new site called Sumdog. It is a math resource that I think will come in very handy. It allows students to practice math facts in a game format while keeping track of fact knowledge for the teacher. I plan to start it up next week.
I got this lovely idea from Janis over at Caffeinated Teacher. She has the label examples on her class website with her DOT folder explanation. I have to say her classroom website is AWESOME!! Take a look!
I hope your year is going fabulous!!
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let me know what you think!!
I would love to hear from anyone that has experience with these programs!