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Thursday, July 7, 2016

A New Task Card Organization Solution

Happy summer, teachers!  Summer time means organizing, planning, and prepping for the new year! I love that I can work at my own pace and still feel nice and refreshed for the new year.

Recently, I received a message from a teacher named Tara, who had found the most wonderful task card storage solution.  I have a number of different places that I store my task cards (HERE is a post about how I store all of my fraction Task Cards, and HERE is a post about how I store all of my early finisher task cards.)  However, I loved the look of these containers so much that I ran right out and bought these organizers that Tara mentioned because they are brilliant, and it's as if they were MADE for task cards!


These organizer tubs have 16 individual containers inside of them.  Each container holds about 100 task cards, so I can fit a few sets in each one.  I decided to go ahead and use these containers to organize the task cards that I most often used in centers.  I love the idea of being able to pull out the container with the cards and put it in the center.  The task cards would stay nice and contained, and they would be easy to find and keep neat when kids were using them.




I have another pair of tubs coming to store all of my seasonal fluency and reading skills task cards and one for my creative and critical thinking task cards.  I can't wait to slide these babies into my cupboard and know that they are so, so organized!

While I was shopping for this, I knew in the back of my mind that I really needed something for my half page task cards, especially because I am using them a lot more now.  I came across this card storage container by the same company, and it's perfection!  It is small enough to not take up a ton of room, but it fits a TON of half-page task cards.  It even has built in dividers to make it super easy to keep them organized.  Love!


You can download my labels for FREE!  The cute elements are from I Teach, What's your SuperPower?
HERE is a link to a PDF of the labels with the text I created.
HERE is a link to an editable, blank file.  I used the font CCSweetEmma from Cara Carol and alternated the font colors! Just insert a text box and click "duplicate pages" to add as many as you want.

If you are looking for the tubs, you can buy them on Amazon by clicking the link below.  You get TWO of them for that price, which is about the same as getting one 50% off at Michaels.  You can also get them at Michaels, but make sure you wait until they are 50% off or you have a coupon! :)



If you are looking for more task cards to add to your collection, be sure to stop by my store!  All of my task cards are classroom-tested and were made for my classroom.  Enjoy!


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13 comments:

  1. Many task card sets come with a full page recording sheet. Do you keep these separate from the cards themselves or do your students record answers in another way?

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    1. Hi Gina!

      I do keep them separate. Most often, I use my generic recording sheets because I keep a lot of copies of them on hand. Otherwise, I have a binder with all of my task card answer keys and recording sheets. :)

      Mary

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    1. Hi Patricia!

      I think I got it figured out. It should be there now. :)

      Mary

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  3. Where did you find the different colors of cases to go into the storage organizer?

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    1. Hi Alicia!

      Michaels has the colored cases. :)

      Mary

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  4. I love your organization! Thanks so much for sharing the templates and ideas/links for storage too.

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  5. Hi, I love this. But, having trouble getting the PDF of labels. Any suggestions. Can't wait to check out more of your task cards. Rene'

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    1. Hi Rene! Can you shoot me an email at teachingwithamountainview@gmail.com, and I'll send them your way.

      Mary

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  6. Hi! Now that you changed what did you do with your small expandable files? I started with those but I love this way of organizing! However, I don't want to be wasteful and not use these little expandable file folders. Thanks for sharing! I love your items on TPT!

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  7. Hello! I absolutely love all of your products and have been working on building my own task card supply. I am working on organization right now, and am wondering how you printed each task card title page the same size as the task cards themselves (for example, the pic of your angles task cards has a title card on top of the task cards themselves).

    Thanks again for sharing your beautiful work! I don't know how you have the time, but I surely appreciate it!!
    Nikki

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  8. I love this idea! Bought one of each...question. How did you attach the "labels" to the plastic containers? I started using double sided tape, but it doesn't seem like it is sticking. :( Thanks for any insight.
    ~Malena

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  9. Hi,
    Which half page task card did you put in the small clear. I have many of your task cards which i love. I'm trying to organize them as you did because I love this idea!
    Thanks a bunch
    Gisele

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