Monday, September 3, 2012

Flashcard Frenzy for Monday Made It

I'm linking up again with 4th Grade Frolic's "Monday Made It" linky party.   This linky party is my favorite to participate in, because it motivates me to do some creating for my classroom.  Click on the logo below to check out everyone's adorable creations! 

this Monday I was chipping away at some classroom organization tools.  And I don't know about you, but my students do a number on the flimsy cardboard boxes that flashcards come in.  Every year they get torn and we end up having a ton of flash cards missing by June ::womp womp::  I wouldn't consider myself OCD, but I do like to keep a tidy classroom and missing flash cards, torn boxes, and mismatched sets give me a little bit of anxiety #teacheridiosyncrasies.   Therefore, I needed to find a solution for this problem. I had a post a while ago that showed old baby wipe containers that I used as boxes for flashcards, but they were taking up too much space.  I started to get rid of them (I'll admit that I'll miss that baby fresh scent when my students pull out the flashcards).  I had originally settled with good old fashioned gallon size plastic baggies for storage, but flash forward a few weeks and Target dollar aisle came to my rescue (I L-O-V-E Target dollar aisle) when I found these colorful little plastic file boxes.

I got every color they had #rainbowclassroom, I cut out the inside inserts, and I stuffed the flashcards inside. 

Next, I cut the cover off of my flimsy flashcard box and recycled the rest of the box.

On the blue containers I taped the flashcard label on the outside.

On the clear containers, I put the labels on the inside.  I think I like the clear ones better, because then the labels have a better chance of a long life.

And finally I did one more Monday Made It since I keep seeing these on pinterest and I think it's a great idea for keeping kids quiet.  I just slapped some scrapbooking letters onto this bottle that I got in the dollar aisle at target. Then you don't put anything in it.  You just spray air at the student who needs to hush and they should be mystified by the magic quiet spray and become quiet! Magical!!! 



  1. both ideas are great.

    diary of a grateful teacher

  2. I love your flashcard storage idea and your blog design is so adorable!! I got a kick out of imagining some of my students getting sprayed by the quiet spray. Hehe! I am your newest follower:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. I prefer my son uses electronic flashcards of Superflashcard on my phone.He and I can create math flashcard together.It's very convenient. I can use some pictures in flashcard for him remember faster. I see he really loves it and studies everyday.


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