So needless to say, I haven't been able to share any classroom pics, because well...it still isn't done! But there is one thing that did get done...that I put into action the second day of school and I am absolutely in love with it!! My new sight word system!!! It's working just as I had planned and already saving me lots of time! :)
My Sight Word...practice, assessment, recording wall....All-in-One!!! Ahh yes! It always nice when you can make your job so much easier!
Practice, assessment, and recording????? Here's how it works! First off, the majority of my students are all working on the Fry's first 100 word list! So that is what I used. Each word has ten squares below it, one for each student (I only have 7) and each student is assigned a color.
Here is my color chart that is posted beside the sight word wall.
Students practice 3-4 words each day they do not know until they've mastered them. One of my assistants pulls them for this practice during certain times of the day. After assessing them, she places a sticker of their assigned color on the words that they knew and read fluently.
Now I can easily look or show parents when they visit, the sight words that their child knows. At a glance I know that Deven has mastered all of the words with a "pink" sticker. I also love that the words are always right there in front of them now allowing them to see and use them all throughout the day!
Better yet, the kids are loving learning sight words! They're already trying to see who can get the most stickers on the board!! :)
Could you use this in your classroom?