Show & Tell Tuesday - November

I can't believe it's already time for the November edition of Show & Tell Tuesday!  It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the year goes by!

This year I wanted to create a bulletin board for the basic facts test results.  Our report card has a section under math where we have to report how well the students have mastered each of the four basic facts tests.  They have to complete one hundred problems in a limited amount of time.  I have my students keep graphs of their personal results in their math folders, but I also wanted a place in the room where they could see their growth.  So, I added ledger sized graphs to my Basic Facts Bundle and created this bulletin board.  

I didn't want any student names on the graphs, so I just numbered each column.  I give my students a number based on our alphabetized class list.  

I wanted the graphs to be reusable from marking period to marking period, so I laminated them and bought some bright washi tape.  I use the tape to show each student's progress.

As the students' scores go up, I just add more to their column.  At the end of the year, I can just peel all of the tape off and use the charts again next year.  

I was so inspired by a post I came across last summer from Diane at Fifth in the Middle about using drink mix containers for a name stick holder!   You can see her original post by clicking on the picture below.

I put my spin on the idea and now have name stick holders, sharp and dull pencil cans, mystery motivator cans, and a coin drive can!

Grab this freebie to create your own!

Have to end with a picture of the doodles of the house.  Wish I could be as relaxed as these guys while watching Michigan football!  They aren't even bothered by all my yelling!

Now here's what you need to know to link up and share your Show & Tells!

Linky Information:

1. This is a monthly linky.  The idea is to “Show” up to four pictures of things from school, home, etc. and “Tell” us all about them.  Created the most amazing bulletin board ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Have the best seats at a Red Wings game, right next to the bench?  Show & Tell us about it!  Play the best game at a party with your class?  Have a pet that just got the worst haircut ever?  Show & Tell us about it!  Only have one thing to Show & Tell about?  Not a problem! 

2. Product promotion will be limited to one and only if you are introducing a brand new product or sharing pictures of how you just used a product in your classroom.  The focus should be on sharing, not pushing things to sell. 

3. Please choose one of your Show & Tell pictures as your image for the thumbnail and type your blog name to go below the picture. 

4.  Use the main Show & Tell Tuesday button and link back to my post.  Use the numbered Show & Tell buttons in your post to share your pictures.

5. Please leave comments on at least three other posts, including the ones before and after yours.  It's always nice to get feedback from your blogging buddies!


  1. I love the bulletin board! I have a hard time with tracking data for students and this is a perfect example of something I could do. Thanks!

  2. The math facts bulletin board is so great. I would have never thought of using laminated graphs and washi tape. Thanks for sharing and for hosting the linky! Happy Thanksgiving.
    Laughter and Consistency

  3. Love your idea of using washi tape on the graph!!! I have never tried that.