I have another Bright Idea to share from my kindergarten classroom! This is a simple trick I use when I review flashcards with my students so I can easily ensure that students are getting practice with the sight words that are most challenging for them. I make all of my classroom flashcards by printing sight words, addition facts, subitizing images and more on shipping labels, then sticking the labels onto index cards. Although this is a good idea, it’s not my BRIGHT idea. This is what my students see when we practice flashcards.
This is what I see.
The back of the flashcards displays the names of students who struggle with recognizing word or fact on the front of the card. If I notice a student struggling with a certain word, I use a pencil to write their name on the back. That way, when we do flashcards, I know who to call on to read the front of the card. I ALWAYS use a pencil to write student names on the back, so I can erase a name as soon as that student masters the sight word or skill on the front.
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What a great idea! I don’t usually use flashcards. I have all my words in page protectors in a binder, but I might switch to flashcards for this reason alone. 🙂
Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten
I was just coming over to your blog as I saw your comment on mine!!! I agree, our classrooms would be besties for sure 😉
I love this idea Maria…so simple, yet so smart in tracking progress. I will be doing this for multiplication facts in our class, thank you!!
Maria — you are killing me! I may never leave this computer ever again…..so many great ideas….so little time….. Wondering how those new clothes are working out 😉
First Grade Blue SKies
Simple, and smart- like the best ideas! Thanks for sharing it! 🙂
The best ideas are always the simplest! Love it!
Peace, Love, and First Grade
Love this idea!
Apples, Books, and Crayons
Mind, blown…such a simple idea and yet the best idea ever!!! Love it!!
Stinkin’ genius, for crying out loud!!!
What a fantastic way of cutting down on paperwork (which I always seem to misplace!!) and keeping things nice and simple. I love it!!
What a great idea! This is really good for subs too that come in the room!
Down the Learning Road