Monday, October 15, 2012

Drowning in Flash Cards!!

So, I don't know about you, but I have flash cards with those stinking sight words all over my room!  I have them on the word wall, in the word work center, at my small group table, in the writing center and at my teacher easel for whole group reviewing.  My teammate and I were talking the other day "If I have to write one more sight word flash card..." well, you can imagine how that ends!  We got the brilliant idea to get rid, once and for all, of one set of flash cards.  The set we are getting rid of is the set used for whole group sight word review.  The cards still exist at small group table, word work center, word wall, and the writing center (for now until another epiphany is had!).  Now, instead of just flipping the cards, saying the words and tapping it out (ex: "can.  c-a-n spells can." where students tap left hand on right knee, then right hand on left knee, and on for each letter and clap on "spells"), we start this PowerPoint and students follow along with it saying the words and tapping them out.  It switches between words automatically after 6 seconds (longer for bigger words).  Best thing about this little idea - you can get it for FREE in my TPT store!  I plan to switch the slides around occasionally for my kiddos so they don't become cheaty-faces and just memorize the order of the words.  I don't do the whole slide show each day.  I stop it when it goes through the words we've covered.  There's one for sight words and one for color/number words also!  Click the pics to get to the one you want!
Click for Sight Words

And TPT is being difficult, so I'll put the color and number word slide show up later!


Thanks for checking in!








1 comments:

  1. Have you ever try any online flashcard generators? Check out my favorite site - www.superflashcard.com, try their apps for mobiles, it will save you a lot of time and spaces

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Drowning in Flash Cards!!

Posted by Jennifer Winters at 2:59 PM
So, I don't know about you, but I have flash cards with those stinking sight words all over my room!  I have them on the word wall, in the word work center, at my small group table, in the writing center and at my teacher easel for whole group reviewing.  My teammate and I were talking the other day "If I have to write one more sight word flash card..." well, you can imagine how that ends!  We got the brilliant idea to get rid, once and for all, of one set of flash cards.  The set we are getting rid of is the set used for whole group sight word review.  The cards still exist at small group table, word work center, word wall, and the writing center (for now until another epiphany is had!).  Now, instead of just flipping the cards, saying the words and tapping it out (ex: "can.  c-a-n spells can." where students tap left hand on right knee, then right hand on left knee, and on for each letter and clap on "spells"), we start this PowerPoint and students follow along with it saying the words and tapping them out.  It switches between words automatically after 6 seconds (longer for bigger words).  Best thing about this little idea - you can get it for FREE in my TPT store!  I plan to switch the slides around occasionally for my kiddos so they don't become cheaty-faces and just memorize the order of the words.  I don't do the whole slide show each day.  I stop it when it goes through the words we've covered.  There's one for sight words and one for color/number words also!  Click the pics to get to the one you want!
Click for Sight Words

And TPT is being difficult, so I'll put the color and number word slide show up later!


Thanks for checking in!








1 comments on "Drowning in Flash Cards!!"

Elissa Brown on October 17, 2012 at 10:18 AM said...

Have you ever try any online flashcard generators? Check out my favorite site - www.superflashcard.com, try their apps for mobiles, it will save you a lot of time and spaces

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