Do you want to know a secret? (I’m sure you won’t be all that surprised!) I am really, really excited about homework. I rip open Big M’s home school packet (his school has 4 days at school and 1 home school day) the second it is handed out. I’m not kidding, I’m sitting in the parking lot reading it. . . at least I wait until I’m in the car! I especially love that Big M’s homework is REALLY hands-on learning.
Well, I was even more excited about this weeks homework because we are starting SIGHT WORDS! (Should I get this excited?) They are doing Rainbow Words. Starting with red, the kids will be given 10 sight words. When they have mastered those the kids simply let the teacher know and they move up to the orange sight words. How fun, right?
I’ve been planning some fun sight word activities and we got started right away.
Big M rolled the train around the track and we repeated the words each time. What an awesome game it turned out to be! In fact Big M was having so much fun, I was the one who had to end sight word practice.
Tips (to maximize learning): 1. Start with only 4 trains at a time, then switch out 1 or 2. 2. Leave on the trains your kid knows. It will add to the practice, and their confidence level.
Do you have any fun sight word tricks?
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