|I have been trying to find a more durable way to make word rings for my class so that they have sight words on hand. At our Habitat for Humanity (my reason for being there could be a whole other blog site for me-you should check out my sister at http://sheendeavors.blogspot.com/ and see what all she does and why she makes HFH a regular stop for her!) I found a sample box for laminate countertops (odd, right?). They are strong and have a hole already punched in them-perfect for our Word Rings! I write our sight words on each card, attach to a metal ring and we are rolling! I can't tell you how excited the kids were to get these rings and they truly use them to help in their writing.|
|We play Sight Word Search at small groups. I say a sight word and they race to find it first-they are fierce!|
|We used this poem for our pumpkin unit, of course. Everyone has their own Poetry Journal. We add a poem to our journal every few weeks. Mrs. Meacham's Classroom Snapshots http://www.jmeacham.com/ has a detailed description of her Poetry Journals on her site along with a long list of poems and graphics for you to use. Some people are just incredible! She shares this and many, many other ideas that I can't stop myself from swiping!|
|We highlighted sight words in our Brown Bear, Brown Bear book. It is amazing to see how much confidence utilizing this skill gives a child.|
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