Congratulations Melinda!!! Check your email ;)
I posted February Task Cards this weekend. I have really enjoyed this easy (to prepare ;), extra activity in my classroom. Right now I only have 8 students working on them. They are actually thought of as a reward. These 8 kids are just FANTASTIC! They are on or above grade level, super readers, responsible, respectful... the whole kit and ka-bootle! When I introduced the idea to them, I explained that not everyone would be receiving a task card booklet. I explained that they didn't need to talk them up or make others feel bad, however, I wanted them to know that I appreciated their hard work and wanted to reward them with an extra challenge. Before our chat was over (in the hallway with just the 8)... a cute little boy said, "Mrs. Evans, I know it's kind of a secret, but do you think I can tell my mom and dad? I think they'd be real proud of me!" AahHH! So sweet!!! They turn their booklets in before the end of the month... I write a quick note to them along with "extra credit points". It hasn't been work for me but a booster for their self esteem. What have you found for those fast finishers? I'd love to hear. Leave your idea (and email) and I'll draw a winner for the February set on Thursday!
Happy Monday!! xo
I was asked how I manage the cards.... pretty simple. I have a small spot on my wall in the corner, under the TV. I just used push pins and silver rings.
(Looks like I had a little helper on the bottom right hand corner ;)