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Test Prep Ideas & Freebies!

Like it or not, it's that time of year again for many of us- time for the dreaded test prep.  If you're like me, I was always looking for new ideas for review to incorporate along with my tried and true strategies and activities.  This is a compilation of some great posts and freebies that might be useful to you this year (or something you can plan on using next year)!

Check out this list of test prep posts, resources and freebies to help you in your classroom!

Motivational notes are one thing that I used every year!  Each day of our testing my kiddos would get a cute themed note with a matching snack or little prize.  It would be on their desk in the morning when they walked it.  Our testing is usually around Easter time so those bunny peeps were in good supply, so I used these cute notes along with a bunny peep or two on their desks.  Grab this freebie in my store and then get some peeps!

Grab some bunny peeps and get this testing motivational note FREEBIE!

Head over to All About 3rd Grade to see my WHOLE LIST of ideas and freebies!

Teaching Inference with Feelings

Teach inferential thinking using feelings to introduce your students to inferring in the text.

I'm excited to share one of my fave reading lessons today over on the All About 3rd Grade blog.  (My other favorite lesson is the Great Garbage Mystery!) Using feelings to teach inferring is one of my favorite lessons from Strategies That Work that I used year after year to introduce inferential thinking to my students.  I love that you explore different feelings and show students how you infer and use inferential thinking in everyday life.  Click here to read all about it!

My Favorite Winter Holiday Books With a Message

I'm sharing some of my favorite winter holiday read alouds with a message over on All About 3rd Grade!  Head on over to take a look!

Donut Math: A Fun and Easy Way to Practice Multiplication Facts

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun math game I liked to use in my classroom to quickly practice multiplication facts everyday.  Shortly after I started teaching 3rd grade my coworker told me about this and we call it Donut Math.  Go read all about it on All About 3rd Grade!

Donut math is such a fun, interactive and easy game for your kids to practice their multiplication facts!

Donut math is such a fun, interactive and easy game for your kids to practice their multiplication facts!

I really hope this is something you can use in your class!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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