In my ongoing quest to not only be organized but efficient, I came up with a new idea: erasable flashcards. With four different reading groups, all at different places in the curriculum, it seemed like all I was doing was cutting paper and making flashcards for each story we read. With limited space, I have found that I have no more room for all of these activity cards. The other day I came up with an idea that has already proved useful. I cut up a stack of cardstock into 4 1/4 by 3 inch rectangles, and then laminated them, essentially making them into mini white boards. I went through each group's word activites for the next day and wrote them on the cards with a dry erase marker. I could easily change letters in front of the kids to make new words, which was a great word building activity. When we were done, I erased the cards that I didn't need for the next day's lesson, and then wrote the new words on the same cards. The best part is, they don't take up any space - just one little stack of cards. I've only been using them for a week, so we'll see how it goes, but so far, so good!