Alright, so let me start by saying that, yes, it's true, I haven't been on to "blogland", oh, in a couple of days.
What happened to Blogger????
I'm still trying to figure out the new layout (so let's hope this post really does go through!). Bear with me....
I had some e-mails this week in regards to what kinds of activities/games I use to teach sight words. I have to say, I think playing games is so much fun and my kiddoes love them! I've created the following games which are not only easy to make but fun to play!
This game is called "Roll, Say, Keep". Place a sight word card on each number and have students roll the die. If they can read the word, they keep it. I usually divide the class in 2 teams...and I give hints if the kids don't know the word :)
To make this "Step on the Sight Word" game trace a child's foot (shoe on! LOL!). This idea came from my teaching partner, Mrs. Parisi. Have 2 students face off against each other. Call out a sight word and see who can step on it first.
I have had these plastic lids (you know, the ones from margarine containers) lying around for a few years now. So that's when I created this sight word game. Using a permanent marker, write a sight word on each lid. Have students throw a chip (I used a double-sided counter) into the lids and read the words.
This is my favourite game to play during those 5-10 minute transition times. I divide my class in half and play this sight word game like a matching game. Don't know if you can see, but there are index cards in each pocket with a word on it. You can modify this and write rhyming words to match too!
I would love to hear (or see pics) of what you do in your class!
Oh, I almost forgot...LOOK WHAT CAME FOR ME YESTERDAY IN THE MAIL!
I was chosen to take part in the Really Good Stuff Canadian panel this year and as a thank you I got this huge box! I swear I was like a kid in a candy shop! Don't know if you can see everything, but my favourites are the colourful classroom baskets, goal setting pocket chart and hands for the clock.
You have to check out Really Good Stuff for amazing teaching things!