I’m getting ready to start school back up for the year, and I need activities and lessons for my K-2nd graders. I want to start off with sight words to ensure we have a solid foundation right from the start.
It’s fun to see the kids so excited for the beginning of school. There are so many reasons to be excited! New school supplies, new friends, and new activities. Since I run a small cottage school out of my home, I wanted to have enough independent activities as well as small group instruction activities for these kids to do. I wanted kids to be able to work together on board games, scoot games, but also work independently on word work activities.
Whether you school 10 kids or 1 kid, there needs to be some activities children can do alone while you tackle other chores or duties around the house. I have a fun Sight Word Centers unit for your young readers. It also includes 3 different reading passages to read together. I recommend reading Level 1 and Level 2 reading passages together, and then having your kids try reading “Ocean Fun” on their own.
There are also 4 center activities your child can work through with you, or on their own. The Word Work page has a section for different ways to build their sight words. My kids love playing with play dough, so this will give them the perfect time to play AND learn at the same time! I usually allow for about 20 minutes of seat work activity, (this could also be the puzzle or board game) before rotating to me for reading practice.
Word Work Independent Activity
Sight Word Puzzle Independent Activity
Board Game Sight Word Small Group Activity
Sight Word Scoot Independent of Small Group Activity
Enjoy the beginning of school with this Sight Word Center Packet! The cards and games come in color as well as black and white for easy printing. Happy Back to School!