Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pop-Up Flash Card Viewer - My Clever Little Fox Idea!

Hi there! It's Blair from One Lesson at a Time, and I'm here to bring you an idea for your interactive notebooks!

Ok....this is probably going to come out wrong. But do you ever have one of those moments where you have an idea and think to yourself,

"WOW. I AM BEING REALLY CLEVER RIGHT NOW. I AM A CLEVER LITTLE FOX. WATCH OUT WORLD, THERE'S A CLEVER LITTLE FOX IN TOWN."

I swear, I don't usually spend a lot of time announcing to the internet that I am having a clever little fox moment. But THIS, my friends, was one of those moments.

I present to you.....drum roll please.....the Pop-Up Flash Card Viewer. I'll pause while you ooh and agh. Actually, please ignore that last part - I am big-time overselling this and you won't be dazzled at all.

I came up with this idea while I was crumpling a piece of paper up - a piece of paper with a really BAD idea on it. Funny how those things work. :) The viewer and the geometry terms flashcards you see in the pictures are part of my 4th Grade Interactive Notebook Activities Pack for 4.G.1 - Lines and Angles. In the pack, I include the viewer, 2 sets of geometry flashcards, blank flashcards, and bunches of other goodies.

I'm going to use picture instructions to explain how I made it. I'll provide you with a blank template so you can make your own- but once you get the hang of it, you can definitely make them easily with plain paper.

POP-UP FLASH CARD VIEWER DIRECTIONS:

That's it! Super fun and easy! You can put any content you want on the flash cards - just match up the content on the left side with the corresponding rectangle on the right side. Slide the flashcards up and down to see different sections in the viewer. Click on the pictures of the templates below to download them free:

I hope you can use these in your classroom! If so, make sure to leave a comment and tell me what you do with them - I'd love to hear your ideas! :) One more tip - I tried using card stock, but found that regular printer paper works better if you plan to use them IN your interactive notebooks. The card stock doesn't lie flat enough. If you are just going to mount them on construction paper, you may want to use card stock. 

If you want to check out more of my interactive notebook activities, I have complete sets available for 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and I am currently working on 4th Grade. Each standard is available individually, as part of a domain bundle, or as part of a mega-bundle of all standards. You can click the pictures below to check them out at my TpT store:


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14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the freebie! I plan on using it with science terms for my third graders. I'm sure they will think it is much cooler than plain flashcards, and it will nice to have it in their notebooks. I appreciate your hard work and generosity!

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  2. This really is a great idea. I envision using this with vocab. - have the kids write the word on one side and the definition on the other to study for a test. Great for adding visuals and matching terms in math. Thanks for sharing, I did ooh and ahh.

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  3. I'm a big flashcard pusher, so these will be a nice portable edition for them to keep in their notebooks. No more lost flashcards...yay!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. Love this idea! I will be using it for content vocabulary!

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  5. Ummmmmm you are so not overselling this idea! I love it! I am for sure going to be downloading the template and using them. LOVE!

    Katie
    Mind Sparks

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  6. Blair, I'm not going to lie... It's brilliant! Thank you so much!!!!!
    -Lisa
    Grade 4 Buzz

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  7. LOVE...LOVE...LOVE this idea for science words and illustrations. I can't wait to use this idea! I love blog hopping.

    Renee

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  8. Very clever idea! Thank you. I see that you are currently working on 4th grade interactive notebooks; do you have any plans to do 5th grade as well?

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  9. So smart! I am still on maternity leave for another 3 weeks but you can better your clever little fox booty that I will be putting this to some good use!! :P

    Hope
    Teaching with Hope 

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  10. You are more than a clever little fox (what DOES the Fox say btw?) I think you are a freaking genius! LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! Would love it even more if you had pre-made grade SIX stuff I could buy...but heh, I'll take anything you will give Blair! Thanks so much!
    Sidney

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  11. You did great! What a clever little fox idea. These always work out the best. Thanks for the free download.

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  12. My students loved this! We used it in social studies for the amendments. Thank you!

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  13. Great Idea! I have started using interactive notebooks with my kindergarteners and I have a plan on how to incorporate this in for vocabulary and so much more!

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