One of the most important concepts in the Math Common Core for second graders is fact fluency. They need to have those facts memorized! I put together a product to help the students practice and to keep track of how the students are doing.
You start with a binder:
Inside, is a chart for the whole class. Each time a student successfully memorizes a fact set, the teacher marks it off on the classroom chart. It is a quick visual to see where each student stands.
I created a tab for each student:
Behind each tab, is a page for each set of facts. I test the students in one set of facts each week. I check off the facts that they get correct.
If a student gets all the facts right twice, they bump up to the next set of facts. If they get one or more wrong, they get to take home a set of flash cards to study from the file bin:
Here are the flash cards that I use to test the students:
And I organized them in an index card bin:
Check it out!
Today, my husband and I participated in our 8th Walk to Defeat ALS walk together:
We met at the walk 8 years ago. A few months prior, my grandfather had passed away from ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. A couple years later, his father passed away from this horrible disease. Needless to say, it is a cause near and dear to our hearts.
Since I finished my "Who Knows the Facts?" product today, I am going to donate all the proceeds that I make from this product through the end of September to the ALS Association of RI. Please consider purchasing it, if only to donate to this cause. I thank you so much!