Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Kindergarten Task Cards

Hi there!  This is Katie from Resources by Mrs. Roltgen.  It’s Win-it Wednesday!  Hopefully you participated in our Teacher Appreciation Giveaway last week.  I have another fun giveaway for you today!

Have you used task cards in your kindergarten classroom?  I’m a stay-at-home mom now, but I loved using task cards when I taught kindergarten!  Today I’m going to show you some examples of task cards that I have used with kindergarteners, tell you some basic things that I love about task cards, and give you a chance to win my Task Card Bundle!

Task cards are great for kindergarten!  They are simple by design, having only one “task" per card.  Depending on how you use them, they can be a great way to get students up and moving.  They’re also extremely versatile and can be used in so many ways, including:

* Scoot-style games: Set the cards around the room (at student desks, on the floor in a circle, etc.) and have students move around the room with a recording sheet.  (Bonus:  Your students may get to use clip boards for their recording sheets!  What is it about kids and clip boards?  Mine always got so excited to use them!)
* Literacy and Math Centers – I liked to hole-punch my task cards and place them on a ring so they would stay in order and wouldn’t get lost.  I’ve also seen teachers put them into those cheap plastic photo albums that you can find almost anywhere!
* Fast-finishers – Have a task card basket with the so students can grab a set to complete if they have extra time.  You can place the cards on a ring and put the cards in a large Ziploc bag along with copies of the recording page.  
* Review games – There are so many possibilities with this!  My favorite quick game was to grab a set of task cards, divide my class into two lines, and hold up a card for the two students in front to answer.  Quick and easy!
* And so much more!

Task cards are convenient for teachers!  They're easy to prepare – simply print, cut, and laminate for durability.  They can be used over and over again in so many capacities.  When I taught, I always kept task cards in a basket by my guided reading table for quick review and practice, especially if I had a minute of time to fill! 

The bundle includes all five of my task card products.  There are task cards for phoneme blending, phoneme isolation, writing CVC words, addition 0-5, counting forward, and counting and cardinality.

If you use task cards in your classroom, feel free to leave a comment telling how they work for you!  If you’ve never used them, I would encourage you to give them a try!

I’m giving away a BUNDLE of the five task card products that I have in my store!  You can enter using the Rafflecopter.

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