This Small Classroom: Flashcard Books

The students I teach are Kindergarten and 1st grade.  There is a wide range of reading ability between them.  For the literacy center activity, I wanted to include books that emphasized vocabulary, but also had an option of stretching the student’s reading skills.  I had previously purchased First Word and Numbers flashcard from the Dollar Tree.  Since I didn’t think flashcards would work well as a center activity, I decided to put them in photo albums (also from the Dollar Tree).

Two Photo Albums: $2

Two sets of flashcards: $2

Notecards: $1 (with some notecards left for another book)

I glued the flashcard to the notecards, leaving room at the bottom to write sentences.  I would have used rubber cement rather than a glue stick, but a glue stick was all I could find.

I then wrote sentences using the Kindergarten and 1st grade high frequency words from our ESL curriculum.  I figured that this will give them extra practice for the HF words and also provide context for the flashcard words.

Then I put the cards in alphabetical order in the photo album.

I cut out the extra photo album pages and made labels for the cover.  And that was it!

About Katiehttps://thoughtsong.wordpress.comI like to dabble in writing out thoughts on scripture and life events.  Music, to me, is a dear friend, the structure that organizes my thoughts, and the feelings of my heart. Most of my time, however, is spent Teaching and Homemaking (especially trying to create hygge and live as a gluten-free baker). Take all these things away and I still have my true identity: I'm a sinner saved by grace and who dearly loves the Savior who first loved her. And that's really all that matters.

3 thoughts on “This Small Classroom: Flashcard Books

  1. Wow, you have a lot of great, creative ideas. I teach third grade :) Im excited to try some of these crafty things with my class :) Please do post more and more of these!

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