Flash Cards and Fun, do those 2 words really mix?!?
For years these are the flash cards we have used. The thought of using them again this year just didn't appeal to me. After homeschooling for 10 years I know that if Mama isn't excited about the books, resources, or manipulatives then NOBODY is going to be excited about them! Knowing that William would be using flash cards a lot, I set out to create new flash cards.
I made sight word flash cards using the Scholastic reader word list for kindergarten and 1st grade (this list goes hand in hand with the Bob books). I used scrapbook stickers to spell out the words on 3x5 cards. This project was very inexpensive. The stickers Elizabeth and I found in a clearance section at Wal-Mart 6 sheets for less than a $1, and the 3x5 cards I purchased during the back to school sale 100 cards for 33cents a pack. So, this didn't become my project I had William help, this way he could take some ownership in the flash cards.
The next step was to laminate the cards. I used the large laminating sheets, which we received free when we purchased the laminator. So, there was zero cost in the laminating.
Now all that was left was the cutting.
Finally we had new sight word flash cards, that we placed in an index card box. I purchased the index box during the school supply sale as well, costing only 55 cents. For less than $2 we have new colorful flash cards. This project was once again proof that it doesn't take lots of money to homeschool. Here is what was priceless the time spent with William making the cards and lasting memories;)
Now flash cards are FUN!!!
William loves the cards so much, and has taken much pride in them. I now see he will have them mastered soon!