Mrs. Burton, who teaches third grade at Douglas Elementary School, was recently chosen as the recipient of the “Reflex Educator Grant.”   Mrs. Burton applied for the grant in February and was excited when she received the news that she had won.  “Reflex” is a program that helps students of all ability levels develop fluency with their basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  The program monitors and supports students’ progress and allows the students and teacher to track their progress.

When Mrs. Burton was asked what she likes best about the program, she stated, “The program allows students to take ownership of their learning, they know which facts they have mastered and they are aware of which facts they need to practice. Also, it is game-based and highly motivational so students enjoy the learning process and they can build fluency anywhere there is an Internet connection.”

Students receive special recognition when they reach personal milestones.  “We have a board in our class where we track and celebrate each other’s accomplishments,” stated Mrs. Burton.  When Shelby Tanks was asked what she likes about “Reflex,” she stated “I like practicing my facts so when I take my tests in class; I already know the answers and the games are so fun!” As of today, the third graders at DES have already answered and mastered over 35,000 facts!

Pictured above: Shelby Tanks, Caleigh Yates, Mrs. Burton, Kevin Woodward, Irvin Garcia