As I mentioned in yesterday’s How to Volunteer post… helping in the classroom is not going to work for me this year. No problem. I sat down with Little M’s Kindergarten teacher to see just how my skills could benefit her classroom. Sight words are a specialty of mine, so we decided that sight word take home boxes would be the best fit! YEAH!
I picked up these great plastic containers at the dollar store. For the games that didn’t fit I used a large plastic bag.
Since these are meant for parents to use at home I included directions and tips for successful sight word play.
Mrs. V specifically asked for a Check Out Sheet for easy box tracking. Great idea! I simply stuck a piece of tape on the bottom of each box. Using a permanent marker I wrote a number, the name of the game and which sight word group it would work with. Then I printed out a checkout sheet. The hardest part of the entire thing was writing up the directions. So I thought… since I’ve already done the work why not pass it on to you?
Sight Words Box Contents and Directions
Parking Lot Sight Words ~ Includes cars bought at the dollar store and labeled with sight words using masking tape. Large piece of construction paper made into a parking lot, each space labeled with sight words and Sight Word Parking Lot.
Of course I made more than 5 boxes. You’ll have to wait for the rest though. I’m so mean! Make sure to sign up for weekly emails so you don’t miss any. (I’ve moved over to Big M’s first grade teacher and will be sharing some spelling games too!)