Having Students trace their sight words in the air with a magic wand is a great way to make practicing sight words fun. You just need to give students a list of sight words (you can also have them on slips of paper) and a magic wand. Below I've included several links to tutorials including a you tube video on how to make your own magic wands. This would be a great project to do over the summer.
For more ideas on how to teach sight words visit my teaching sight words page.
Here is a new limited time freebie, Sight Word Zoo. This is a card game that allows your classroom to practice their sight words. To play the game kids take turns drawing cards. If they draw a sight word they must say the word. If they draw an animal card everyone starts to act like that animal until the teacher says, "Zoo keeper." When this is said everyone must freeze until the teacher says back to your cages, when everyone come quietly back to the carpet.
This is a massive download with 10 decks, plus a blank one, that cover the first 300 words on Fry's Sight Word List. This is a perfect game to make sight word flash cards fun!
For other great ideas on teaching and learning sight words visit my sight words page which not only has my ideas but features other great ideas from around the teaching blog world.
This game will be available for free until next Monday so congratulations to everyone who got here early.
The limited time freebie is over. You can now purchase this game for $1.50 on the new websites shop.
Here is an idea to help make practicing sight words more enjoyable for your students. Have them write them in a rainbow. Each letter in the sight word is written with a different color so that the colors make up the color of the rainbow. For more ideas on teaching sight words visit my sight words page. You can download the rainbow below.
Congratulations to Giovanna you've won the 50 animal fact bookmarks contest. I've sent you an email with the your prize attached. To everyone else stay tuned for the next contest.
My classroom job labels have been so popular that I've decided to make another set. This time the labels are owl themed. And guess what, until Tomorrow the whole set will be available to download for free.
If you would like to check out my other set of classroom job labels you can see them here.
The free giveaway of these is over. You can now purchase the set for $2.50. You can get these worksheets now on the new websites shop.
I have been hard at work making these sight word worksheets for kindergarten. These worksheets allow you to introduce sight words in a consistent way. This download includes 73 worksheets to practice Fry's sight words. Students get to trace, write, color, search for and cut and paste the sight word that they are practicing.
You can get all of these worksheets for only $2.75. If you would like more ideas on how to teach sight words you can visit my Teaching Sight Words page. The first 23 worksheets are still available for free until Tuesday. You can get them here.
You will be redirected to a page after your purchases where you can download the file. However, for whatever reason this doesn't seem to work for every one. So you will also receive your purchase as an attachment in an email.
I've just finished creating a series of sight word practice sheets. These cover the Kindergarten words from Fry's Sight Word List 1.
Fry's Sight Word List - Kindergarten: List 1
I skipped making worksheets for "a" and "I." In these worksheets students get 5 different ways to practice their sight words. They get to trace, write, color, circle and cut and glue the word that they are working on.
This whole package will be available for free until Tuesday. After that time it will be made available for sale on this site. I do this in order to reward those who are following my blog or my Pinterest or Facebook pages. This is also the last day that you can get Three Blind Mice - Word Family Game for free and make sure that you enter the My 50 animal fact bookmarks contest.
The free give away of this file is over. You can now purchase it along with 50 other worksheets. You can visit my Teaching sight words page to get them.
Here is the forth game of my nursery rhyme themed word family game series. This one is a Little Bo Peep themed game.
Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep,
And can't tell where to find them;
Leave them alone, And they'll come home,
Wagging their tails behind them.
Each player in the game will choose one of the sheep to lead home back to Little Bo Peep. The first player to fill in all of the boxes under their sheep wins.
To find more phonics games you can visit my phonics page. This is also the last day that you can get the 3 blind mice game for free.
Also have you entered the contest to win a set of my 50 animal fact bookmarks? The contest ends next Wednesday.
The free giveaway of this game has ended. You can purchase this game along with 3 other nursery rhyme games for $2.00. You can get these worksheets now on the new websites shop.
I've decided to have another Rafflecopter giveaway. This time you can win one of my most popular products. 50 animal fact bookmarks. These bookmarks are great incentives to get students motivated in the classroom. Just answer the question, "How do you motivate your students to read? by leaving a comment." You can also like my Facebook page, the blog post, or follow me on Pinterest. The contest will go until Wednesday. Good-luck everyone!
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The third game in my Nursery Rhyme Phonics games is out. This time it's humpty dumpty. Players get to help all the kings horses and all the kings men put one of the eggs back together again.
To put an egg back together each player must complete all of the words on the egg. The game comes with 4 game boards, game cards, and the nursery rhyme poster that you see to your left.
If you want more phonics games you can always visit my phonics page.
The free giveaway is over. You can now purchase this game along with 3 other Nursery Rhyme Themed Word Family games for $2.00 on the new websites shop. .
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