When it comes to centers and stations, any activity that is self-checking is my best friend! It saves me a lot of headache, and students receive automatic feedback and become more independent. That's why I love poke cards. They do take some extra work to prepare, but once they're created, your work is done. Now the work is left up to the students. But since poke cards are hands-on and fun, it won't be a problem!
Here's a video that also shows how they work!
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