Howdy! I just got finished working on new Social Studies curriculum for our district! It was a very productive and useful day! I did miss being with the ‘staches, but I enjoyed my day. I have a HUGE announcement…but I’m gonna make you wait til the end!
14 carrot sight words? Like did we eat 14 carrots like Bugs Bunny?! Nope. Get it?! 14 carrot…like shiny and good like 14 Karat gold….LOL! I’m lame I know but I amuse myself!
So yesterday I posted this picture of something I was working on creating for my class and I had a huge response. Everyone was wanting details…so here they are!
So I have purchased an abundance of these carrots from Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree. True story…I opened my trunk yesterday and found even more. I’m a carrot hoarder. But it’s ok. Not only are they great for Easter time, but they’re perfect for spring too….they go great with units on plants! HELLO!
So here’s what I did.
I took some sight words we needed extra help with and used letter tiles from Teaching In The Tongass. I printed them on full sheet labels.
Then I cut the words in strips. This is so much easier than doing each individual letter. I peeled the paper off the back and placed the tiles on the strips. (You can see the letters from back…no problem)
After I stuck them on, I trimmed off all the excess and BAM! I had letter tiles! (You can also write on the tiles with Sharpie or use Scrabble Tiles!)
Then I placed them into the carrots and numbered the carrots!
The students pick a carrot and open it. They build the word and write the word on the correct carrot. This is great practice for those students who have mastered sight words because it challenges them in a different way. I was very impressed with how well they did at building the words. If you wanted to make this differentiated, you could provide a list of words so students had a list of words to refer to.
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14 Carrot Sight Words Activities was last modified: March 31st, 2019 by Greg Smedley-Warren
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