I am always on the lookout for fun, engaging, and EASY ways to get my ‘staches to work on sight words. We all know how important sight words are for building up our readers and their fluency…so we want to keep them engaged and working on those words. (Although I did have a principal once say that sight words didn’t help kids read and we couldn’t teach them….ummm and she asked why they can’t just sound out those words….ummmm….yeah so I don’t work for her anymore…Ya’ll that’s a true story….)
So I was browing on Pinterest (Professional development…..) and stumbled across a great pin from Growing Book By Book. They used a muffin pan and some index cards to work on vocabulary. So why not use that idea for sight words!?
So, here’s what I did.
I stole borrowed the muffin pan from the kitchen. (But you can get them for $1 at the Dollar Tree or Walmart) You know it’s a kindergarten teacher house when the mister doesn’t even ask questions when I cart stuff out of the kitchen…
I got some post it notes and cut them into squares so they’d fit in the pan.
Then I checked our sight word data to figure out the most missed sight words from the first semester. (Thanks to ESGI the data is right at my fingertips in a super easy to use bar graph!)
I wrote the most missed words on the post it squares with a Sharpie!
Then I put the post it notes in the muffin pan!
Give students a pom pom, a small ball (or in my case, steal a shatterproof ornament from one of the four Christmas trees in the house…) and the recording sheet.
They toss the ball, read the word and write the word!
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The great thing about this fun game is that you can easily and quickly change out the words.
You can even differentiate the activity by giving students the words on cards and having them put the words in the correct muffin spot (I don’t know what those spaces are called…muffin spots sounds so professional!) and then writing the words! Easy differentiation….
This can be used with CVC words, adding, subtracting, letters, numbers, number words and more!
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Muffin Pan Sight Words was last modified: August 22nd, 2018 by Greg Smedley-Warren
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