So, of all the great great sk ideas, this one is my favorite. I started using it last year when most of my kids were kindergartners and here we are a year later. I remember people talking last year about how to teach/store/organize them and I thought I would share the things that have worked well for me: First of all, my living room covered with 35 new sets of match cards I made this afternoon while listening to NPR: I always make 2 sets of the index cards and 1 set of envelopes. I find some kids do better with envelopes first, before they get the hang of the match and clip. So, if I was making a set of money/amounts, for example, I would make: 1 set of index cards with coins on it I set of index cards with amounts on it 1 set of envelopes with either coins or amounts That way, my lowest kids can match identical things, and amounts can be added in as they master. My highest kids can do coins/amounts. Then I make a cover card for each set: I have a "card storage and switching station" in my classroom (its really just an odd little chunk that sticks out of the room - it has shelves and these weird counters that are WAY too high for the kids to sit at). There is a markerboard there detailing which skills we are targeting independently for which kids. The data collection clipboard is right beside it. Each kids has a sheet. That way it is really easy to take data at the end of the day when we take them apart. To switch cards - I have a "checked out" box. Every kid has a clothespin (I turned them around for the picture to eliminate names). I take the top card (the label card) and clip it in that kids clothespin. That way we know which kids has which skills, paras know what to write for "skill" on data collection forms, and they are easy peasy to put away and file back in their boxes: In direct teach sessions, each kid has a box with the index card sets he/she is working on with an adult: (there is also another "checked out" box on the top of the study carrel). When data shows they have mastered the skill, the cards get switched to their independent work boxes. For some kids, I made guides to show where to place the boxes the cards come in and one set of the cards. They do better when they can lay them all out and see them at one time: I have never felt so organized and streamlined. The match cards make it extremely easy to add new skills into the teaching and independent rotation and to ensure that kids are practicing skills at their level. They actually like going to their "offices" to do their work! It is so great. Thanks for the GREAT idea!!!!!!