Today’s blog post will be a quickie. I was just so excited about my latest Target find, I had to share it with my teaching friends! So let’s get started with our build a sight word fun!
I knew it was going to be a good trip because this was the first thing I saw when I walked in the door. I could have bought absolutely nothing and seeing this sign would have made my trip worthwhile.
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But thankfully that wasn’t the case. I did find something. I found a TREASURE in the Dollar Deals section. This might be my most favorite find EVER! These little gems were $3.
So why was this such a big deal?! Well, earlier this week on my Facebook page, I posted an awesome sight word activity that I found from Carolyn at Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together. She had her students build sight words using Mega Blocks. You can read her post here.
I loved the idea. I mean, it’s pure brilliance to put sight words on TOYS! What kid wouldn’t love that?!
But, I was SO bummed because I didn’t have the blocks to make the center. I had them at one point but now that I need them, I can’t find them! Does that happen to anyone else?!
Nonetheless, I shared the activity for all those lucky ones that might have the blocks tucked away in their closet.
Here’s a picture of what the activity looks like. It’s SO easy to prep. I just took a sharpie marker and wrote the letters right on the blocks.
I realize not everyone may be able to run out to Target right now (or these may no longer be sold there), but you can purchase your own set for “Build a Sight Word” from Amazon by clicking here.
I made a recording sheet to go with the activity. I want my students to write the words that they worked on.
I really like having a recording sheet to go with most of my independent centers. I feel like it holds students accountable for their work. Also, it shows parents what their child is working on at school.
So whenever it’s possible, I try to include a recording sheet.
CLICK HERE to download the FREE Build a Sight Word recording sheet.
Thanks for reading along as I gushed about my Build a Sight Word excitement!