Yesterday morning I posted a picture on Instagram of the Sight Words Pouches (pencil cases) that I picked up at Target. Since then I've received a number of emails wondering how I store / use sight words. Here's a peek into my sight word routine.
First, the picture I posted of the cutest pouches.
At the beginning of the year I stock up on recipe cards at the dollar store. Each time I teach a new sight word I have the students print the word on a card and store it in their pouch. The pouches travel home for practice but are returned to school so we can use them each day for practice (see the game below) and to add more.
I jazz them up with a label for the front. Click HERE to download my labels. I have formatted them to fit on AVERY 5163 labels. There are 10 on a sheet so I only needed to use 3 sheets :)
One of the games my kiddos love to play is an idea I picked up from a co-worker years ago. It is called WORDO - think bingo but no bingo markers! You can download a copy for FREE by clicking on the picture or HERE.
I've included the directions with the game, but basically students choose 6 words from their pouch and place them on their playing card (which I print 11X17). The teacher (or caller) calls out sight words and if the player has it they remove it from their card (NO MARKERS NEEDED!). The winner is the player who clears their card first. EASY PEASY!!! My students ask to play it ALL.THE.TIME!
I hope you enjoy these sight word freebies :)
If you have ideas for how I can use sight words in my classroom I'd love to hear them.
If you are a regular visitor here you know that I LOVE math work stations. Well, I have posted a product that will explain how I implement them in my classroom and provide you with everything you need to get started :)
You'll find: -some tips for your classroom -binder cover and spine to keep you organized -planning sheets -table numbers signs -students name cards and number cards -pocket chart sign -student expectation anchor chart
I am especially in love with my new table signs. I've made them 4X6 so they will fit in any frame, but aren't these ones that I picked up at Michael's absolutely perfect?!?!
I've put these on sale in my TPT store HERE for the rest of tonight and tomorrow :)
The expectations for collecting and using data increases every year in my district. I am very good at keeping running records, writing rubrics, etc in student binders, but last year I also kept a 'teacher copy' - a go-to binder that listed current running record levels, behavior notes, etc. But ... it wasn't pretty. This year I'm keeping this one on my desk on a place for everyone to see!
I'm not loving my inkjet printer right now ... so while I dream about a new one I had these pages printed at Staples. Seriously, I ordered it online and it was done before I got there! I also included black & white pages not only as a save your ink option but wouldn't they be ADORABLE if they were colored in by your students??? Here's a peek:
I've posted this in my TPT store HERE as a zipped file. It contains a PDF version and an EDITABLE Powerpoint (with instructions) for you to personalize your own.
I'm heading out to run some errands, but when I return I'll send a copy to 3 RANDOM people who leave a comment on this post.
We have 3 winners!!
I still have more than a month before back to school, but like you I'm always thinking about it!
I just put the finishing touches on a word work activity I'm going to use when I get back. My mirror words started with a Tricky Leprechaun activity and my students loved it so much that I have included a few more since. My latest will be the first that this year's students will see - school tools!
Students will use a mirror (I've picked up mine at the dollar store) to read the backward words. There is a choice of recording pages to help with differentiation and all pages are included in black and white to save your ink :)
Ironically in the middle of finishing up this pack about tornadoes I spent more than 3 days without power because of Hurricane Arthur! Perhaps I was creating about the wrong wild weather?!?! Regardless, I have a new appreciation for both electricity and running water!!
Have you been following any of the bloggers who are the TPT conference in Las Vegas? They look like they are having so much fun! I'm just a tad, okay a lot, jealous of the fun they're having!!
Back to my new unit. Your students will have so much fun with a Tornado in a Bottle. Just add two 2-liter pop bottles and either a tornado tube OR duct tape and you're ready to go!
Here's a peek at what you'll get :)
Your students will learn about tornadoes, storm chasers and how to make a tornado in a bottle.
You can find this learning pack HERE at my TPT store.
I'll send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post and I am also giving away a copy on my Facebook page.