FIve for Friday

Happy Friday Friends!  Boy this felt like a long, long, week!  What have you all been up to?  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs with Five Random Things about my week!
1)  I've been busy this week finishing up my Ratios unit.  I tested on Wednesday, and for the most part, I'm really happy with the results.  We used my Ratios Multiple Choice Task Cards for some last minute review.  I used them as a center rotation so I could pull about 6 cards and still use the pack for further review before our state assessment.  We haven't done rates yet, so they were perfect for quick practice.  I had my class put the cards in their notebooks, so they had a great reference to study from before the test.
I've also started to spiral test my Expressions and Equations for Algebra.  I gave my students 5 multiple choice questions with the exam, and graded them separately so I would know what I have to spiral review on my Weekly Review Questions.  Do you incorporate spiral review of past standards before your state assessment?  Do you have any good strategies you could share?

2)  I watched my Syracuse Orange Tuesday night for senior night.  It was a crushing defeat at the end of our season.  The boys started out so well, but lately we have seriously been lacking in offense, and it has hurt us BAD.
I hope that we can find it again before the tournament begins!

3) Speaking of a little March Madness, my BBB Diane from Fifth in Middle is having a March Madness tournament giveaway!  Check out her post about it {HERE}

4)  My grandpa is 88 years old.  He is the kindest, sweetest, most patient man.  He still lives by himself about 4 houses down from my mom and dad.  He is a World War II vet, and  when he was fighting in the war he is one of only 6 men in his platoon that survived a massive gun fight in the Battle of the Bulge.  This week, my mom took him to see a World War II re-inactment.  He had such great time.  I wish I could have been there with him!
5)  Finally, I had to pass on a few other shout outs for my BBB Nick at Sweet Rhyme.  He is having an awesome giveaway that starts tomorrow!  Be sure to stop by and visit.
And, I can't forget about Erin, she and I are kindered spirits teaching Middle School.  Her giveaway starts tomorrow too!  I'm giving away products in each.  They are fabulous people, supportive and helpful!  Stop by and check out their blogs!


  1. Hi Michele!
    I have your ratio pack and we love it. My kids are always so surprised that math can be so FUN! I loved reading about your grandfather--he sounds like a wonderful guy. And how wonderful that he is still so active.
    Sending you good wishes for the weekend...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. I love that your grandpa lives down the street from your parents. My Nitty is 92 and spends 6 months out of the year with my parents in California. When school gets out she will go back to Georgia and I will get to spend a few weeks with her. I live for those moments!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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