I don't know about you but around this time of year is when I start to get major end of year testing anxiety. It's about now that I realize how much I haven't covered, how much my students don't know and how much time I don't have left!!!
My other teaching half and I like to start reviewing concepts as soon as possible. We would usually do our main teaching of math/language arts in the morning and spend a chunk of the afternoon with reviewing. This can get tedious for students and teachers alike.
We decided that we wanted to shake it up a little bit and create flashcards for our students to use review on their own or with a partner every day. We went through the common core standards for 3rd grade and wrote down every concept that they needed to know. Then we sat down and took some very large chunks of our precious planning time to create flashcards.
We wanted to make sure that our kids had something in their hands that they could look at every day. We made a large set to use with the whole class and smaller sets for each student to use at their desk.
Do you use flashcards in your room for review?