1. Find a container that was going to make finding what I needed easy.
2. Make returning task cards just as easy and quick.
3. Last more than a hot minute.
4. Be inexpensive.
So with #4 foremost in my mind, I came across these photo boxes at Hobby Lobby that were normally $4, but were 50% off! So, for $2.00, I could improve that awful mess at the top. Not only that, the boxes are really cute! See....
Next, I used the dividers that came with the box and traced out my cute, pink ones:
So here's the before and after....
P.S. Next up...Math Task Cards...maybe a nice, vibrant neon turquoise.....
This is my ELA Task Card/Centers container. There's a Math one that is just as bad. It made it so hard and time consuming to find what I needed. So, this was a priority on my summer to-do list.
Of course, I laminated them. "Anything worth doing, is worth laminating." says every teacher I know. Added bonus -it makes them sturdier and they can keep my task cards under control.
Last, and most important, I put the task cards in the new box with the cute dividers and......
Wa la! SO much better! It looks full, but it's not - the cards are laying back. If I need more storage (in the event that I buy more task cards), I'll just get another photo box. I'm going to put the answer sheets in a file folder in my cabinet, so they too are easy to find and put away.