Saturday, July 20, 2013

Classroom Organization: Task Cards

Thanks go to Kristen from Ladybug's Teacher Files and Elizabeth from Fun in Room 4B for the Linky Party!

One thing that I would like to implement more of this coming school year is task cards. I've started making some of my own, but have also gotten several from all the wonderful sellers on TpT.

I saw several people using accordion files, but I pinned THIS blog post from Teaching with Task Cards when I decided that was the route I wanted to go.

I searched for several days to find just the right container to hold the accordion files. I went back and forth with several different ideas, but finally settled on these scrapbook containers.

I got 2 of these containers at Michaels for $11.99 - 44% off - 15% off = $5.70 each. Everything else that I liked was much more expensive and took up a lot more space.


I had originally wanted to use different colors for different subjects, but I couldn't find enough in each color.  Most of these are from Target's Dollar Spot. The ones with the black elastic are from Dollar Tree. The base of these are just a tad bigger than the Target files. I'm going to print out labels on the little address labels (the ones that fit about 80 to a sheet) and put the topic on the files.

I got some of the large accordion files to hold the answer sheets for the task cards. There is enough room on top of the smaller accordion files to fit probably 5-6 of the larger ones on top.


8 comments:

  1. woah, I JUST came across this blog on bloglovin'. duly followed. I teach (taught) middle school Science and still regularly update about oragnization, lesson plans, and classroom management. Check me out!

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  2. beautiful and so compact...this is awesome! Thanks for linking up with us :)

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  3. Love it! I was going to use the smaller ones for task cards, but love the idea for the larger ones for the answer keys! I am going to add you to my blog roll. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. HMMMMM. You got me thinking!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Jameson
    Lessons With Coffee

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  5. This is an organizational dream! Have I mentioned that I too teach math, science, and social studies?? I teach second grade. :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac

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  6. This is great! I teach M, Sci, SS, too (moving from 5/6 to 4th next year), and trying task cards and math workshop for the first time. I'm a freak for organization, and this was a God-send. Thanks!
    Bobbie

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    1. I'm so glad this post was helpful to you. Here is a newer post on how I organize my task cards now that I have a lot more of them.

      http://amyalvis.blogspot.com/2013/11/classroom-organization-task-cards-2nd.html

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