I love how they push my students. I love how they further my instruction. I love how easy it is to differentiate with them. I love how they work in centers for reading and math. I love task cards.
I hate how they end up in every nook and cranny in my cupboards and drawers. I hate how I lose a task card here or there- eventually having to reprint task cards. I hate having tons of sandwich bags full of random cards. I hate having to sort through a tub of task cards to find the ones that I know I purchased, printed and laminated this year. I hate task cards.
See love-hate. Are you the same way? Do you have an amazing system that you use to organize your task cards? I have some of my task cards carefully filed away with the SPECIFIC lesson that they go with for reading. I have a few sets of task cards that I keep in my desk drawer to use as a "down time challenge". But, I
Start by cutting the metal hanging part away from the folder. You could easily just tear this instead of cutting, but I wanted to keep the rest of the folder to use for lap books with my students. Each folder has two metal hanging parts so it will make two pouches.
In case some of you are wondering where I put the recording sheets and answer keys... I thought about that too! I have started to laminate a recording sheet with the answer key lined up on the back. It is two pages of paper so I can't cut them out, but I love the convenience of having both pieces "stuck" together. These are all stored in binders labeled "math task cards" and "reading task cards". Of course they are in the same order as they are in the filing cabinet. Here is what my recording sheet/answer keys look like...
My relationship with my task cards has officially moved to just love. No more hate here!
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