My son is six and learning to read. To learn his sight words, we use little cards and put about 10-15 in a baggie next to his bed. Once he knows them cold, we tape them to his wall. Now that we have so many up there, we can make full sentences!
Me: The old fly can look this way and that.
Him: People who find number two like each other. (Fits of laughter.)
Me: Many old people walk into each other. (Uncontrollable laughter.)
Him: You can just walk there to do number two. (Wetting his pants with laughter.)
As you can tell, every sentence for him involves ‘number two’ which I innocently taped next to each other. But I will take potty humor as long as there is laughter and learning!
Tip: Only put the words they know cold up on the wall, this way it makes playing the sentence game fun and not work. They are proud of their growing knowledge!
Hi! Great idea. Sight words can be so difficult. We took a creative route too and developed our sight word temporary tattoos – I’d love to hear any comments! Please check them out at http://www.smarttatts.com.
As a preschool teacher, and mama to a 6-year old, I cannot say too many GREAT things about this idea! Celebrating the words he knows, making up silly sentences together, integrating print into his bedroom!!! LOVE IT! 🙂
thank you!!! it was a perfect and fun way for him to learn his sight words. as you know if can be a tedious task. thank you for your compliments, they mean even more coming from a teacher! xo bar