Time Filler Cards
I got these flash card type cards in the Dollar Spot at Target earlier this week. When I saw them, I thought that I could punch holes in them and put a binder ring in them–so that’s what I did! I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes in the cards. If you don’t have a Crop-A-Dile–you need to get one!! I am also a card maker/scrapbooker and this is a tool I use to punch holes and get eyelets in my cards and pages. It punches through 10 sheets of paper, leather belts, and punched through 8 of these cards at a time–making quick work of this project!
I will hang these on a hook by my classroom door and use them when we are lined up waiting or waiting for others to line up, or even in line at the bathroom. Last year my “reward system” was to give the kids tickets and they could buy things from me at “store” on Fridays. This year, I will be using the Mini-Economy, but I think I will still give out tickets and when they get 10 of them, they can trade them in for One Mini-Economy Buck. So if I am using these cards with them and they get my question correct, they will get a ticket (at least during 1st semester).
More on the Mini-Economy to come…I’ve signed up to take an 8 day workshop through IUPUI called Using Children’s Literature to Teach Economics. We will learn all about the Mini-Economy and have to design a lesson that we will use during the school year. So…I will post my lesson after I get it completed!