04 April 2015

You Oughta Know About...Task Card Storage

I am thrilled to be linking with Jasmine from Buzzing with Mrs. McClain for her You Oughta Know Blog Hop! 
You definitely oughta know what I found at Target!!!   I absolutely love shopping at Target.  It's rare that I leave without something new for my classroom, even if it's only a new pack of scented markers. But, one day, I found something even better than scented markers and fancy washi tape!  I was strolling the aisles of Target (okay I was actually chasing around my 5 year old), when I laid my eyes upon this...


You can probably imagine what I was thinking...Oh my gosh, these are PERFECT for task cards!!!  I mean they must have seriously been envisioning teachers as they created these containers.  They are the perfect size for task cards and there are 6 individual containers per bin.  I thought I'd hit the jackpot for sure.  My husband on the other hand just shook his head, and looked at me as if I were crazy.  He simply doesn't get how exciting new containers are for teachers! Of course, I couldn't buy just one, I filled that shopping cart up with 6 of these puppies!

I have been teaching for 11 years, and I am just NOW realizing how fantastic task cards can be.  I can't even come up with a good reason for why I've never used them in the past.  Honestly, I think it was in part because I had no idea how I'd store them.  Now, that that problem is solved,  I've been filling up my TPT shopping cart with task cards galore.  There are so many amazing task cards on TPT, and I seriously can't believe how many are even free!

If you already have a bunch of task cards that simply need a home.  Head off to Target, you'll love these!   I was able to fit 2 sets of task cards in each of the smaller boxes. 


The task cards I'm using are all Math, so I created labels for each container.  They are free for now, so be sure to go check them out.  The bottom portion is editable, so you can be more specific about the task cards inside.  For most of them, I simply put how many cards are in the set.  I hope you'll leave feedback if you download.  I'd love to hear what you think.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Task-Card-Labels-1796346

I also created this generic recording page that you can get for free by clicking the image below.  I wanted my students to be able to use the same recording page regardless of which task cards they chose.  It works as long as there are no more than 40 questions.  Luckily, all of the sets I have, have less than 40 questions.  I wanted to have a bunch of these pages available, so my students can simply grab it and go with their task cards. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3Cmz2vCWLe6MTA0ZGZEcnc5SUU/view?usp=sharing

Thanks a bunch for dropping by and head on over to check out all the neat ideas by other bloggers.


5 comments:

  1. I LOVE organizing! These bins look great (yes, I'm a Target addict, too!) and thanks for the darling FREEBIE labels!!

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  2. This is great!!!! I can't wait to hunt for this at Target! I only stop at the one spot. I guess I need to explore.

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  3. These are a great organizational idea. And what a cool way to introduce kids to ideas about keeping things neat. Off to Target!

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  4. I found something similar at Hobby lobby. It comes with 16 small cases in a larger case. It was about $35, but with the 40% coupon, I quickly snagged it up!! I can't wait to get back in the classroom next year, after our military move, and go task card crazy with my kids. (And I feel pretty confident on the organizational system of these awesome containers!) I do like the idea you shared about having one generic response sheet. I think that would be tremendously easier than having individual response sheets for each different set of task cards.

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