Last week I saw a cool idea for high five sight words and the idea has been rolling around in my head. I’ve been thinking about how I can use it in my classroom and at home with Pebble (age 4 years, 11 months and 3 weeks!). This morning Pebble asked “what can we dooooooooooooooooooo?”so I decided to give it a go.
She traced around her hand onto some coloured paper, I helped her cut them out and I wrote sight words on them. She chose where to stick them around the house and then followed me, repeating the sight word and giving them a high five. Rocky joined in, of course. We’ll keep practicing together and eventually Pebble will get to know the words on her own.
I used the Magic 100 Words, as these are the sight words that we use in our classroom, but there are lots of free sight word lists on the internet, just Google it to find your own. Planning with Kids has some great ideas for using Magic 100 words too.
I’ll let you know if and when I use this in the classroom too :)
How do you practice sight words at home with your kids? Or in the classroom?