Sorry I was MIA last week – I was actually in Cancun. It sure was hard getting back to work this week without someone making my bed, my meals, and bringing me fruity drinks. ha!
BUT – I did manage to come up with a fun little post for this week! Do you like to have students practice sight words or even flash cards for math facts? Do they tend to lose them or get them all mixed up in a regular sandwich baggie? Does it rip?
Here is an easy and inexpensive solution! Make little folder wallets!
Start with a basic 2-pocket folder, something with a large round circumference like a bowl or in my case an Easter bucket, pen, and scissors.
Next, open the folder and folder the pockets up just to crease it. That is where your flap will be.
Open everything back up and place your bucket or bowl over one side of the folder and use your pen to trace the half circle. Next, folder the folder in half with the pockets outward and cut along the line (see how you don’t need 2 half circles? I am all about saving time – lol).
Open up your folder the correct way and fold the flaps down. Some velcro, a button loop, or magnets would be a great addition to keep the flaps down when in use. Fold it in half like a wallet and you are all set!
Finish it off by decorating the front with each student’s name. On the inside, use one pocket for words to be practiced, and the other side for words already mastered. You could even put them on o-rings, but this would ensure they are both together and stored easily.
I can see this handy little pocket wallet used for sight words, math facts, vocabulary words, and more. What do you think it could be used for in your classroom? I would love to hear in the comments below!
Talk to you soon!