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Jul 3, 2012

Along time ago - 25 years ago to be exact, I began my teaching career. During the summer before my first year, I  purchased loads of supplies and spent weeks and weeks decorating my classroom. One of my favorite items and most useful was my Flip Phonics Word Family cards.
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Unfortunately, after ten years of teaching I left the classroom to develop curriculum and train teachers how to integrate computers into their classroom and donated all my materials to my former school. Once I returned to the elementary classroom, I wished that I hadn't dumped all those wonderful supplies - especially those flip phonics cards.

I searched the Internet and looked through all my teacher supply catalogs, but never found those cards that I loved and used so much. So, this week I created my own set. Which I am posting here as a FREEBIE. I will be adding additional cards in the future and posting a more complete set on TPT soon.

Check out how cool these cards are! Just print them back to back on cardstock and you are ready to go - no laminating required! The children can even quiz each other with them...how cool is that!

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  1. Very cute idea!


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

  2. Great idea! Love it!!

    Ashley Benoit

  3. This looks super cute. I keep getting a "not found" error when I try to open the document.


  4. I would love to have a copy of this but I am getting a "not found" error.

  5. Debbie, Thanks sooo much for all the wonderful resources for Open Court. We have been using it for the last five years and I'm ready for a little change. Your resources are perfect. I do have a question, do you give the kiddies spelling tests right away in September with unit one? I typically start the second quarter but feel they can handle it much earlier. Thanks again!!


  6. Jodi NankeeJuly 06, 2012

    Thanks! Very cool!

  7. Thanks! These are great to use for differentiation.

  8. Thank you for such a great resource! I am really excited to use this with my ELL students! I am looking forward to purchasing the complete set on TPT! Thanks again!

  9. I can't believe I just now found this, but these are really cool! Can't wait to make them for next year...