Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Sight Word Ideas

This blog post was updated November 2019.

The count down has begun. 9 days until Winter Break. I don't know about you, but my class has gotten a little loud. They want to talk about Christmas gifts, sing Christmas songs, and Santa. I believe in steering into the curve and just rolling with it. However, I do not want to give up and watch Charlie Brown Christmas....yet.  I have found several fun ideas for teaching sight words.

Do you like my adorable sight word tree??? Yes, it is small. I am going to look for a larger one after Christmas. The ornaments are plastic and we wrote the sight words with glitter glue. This is one of our small group word work activities.The ornaments are in a basket. Students take an ornament. If they can read the word, they get to hang it on the tree. You can also start with all of the ornaments on the tree. if they can read it, they take it off and keep it.

Don;t you just LOVE water colors? This is a secret word game. The words are written in white crayon. Students can write over it in watercolor. You can get it FREE HERE.

How cute it this sleigh filled with sight words? Students place a Santa sight word card on the sleigh, then build it with presents. This activity is part of my 'Tis the Season Math and Literacy Centers.

I seriously LOVE these holiday writing sheets. There are three different festive styles. Students can practice writing their sight words on them. You can get these FREE HERE, as part of my Christmas Sight Word pack.The sight word sticker book and the sight word ring book both come from my newly updated and editable Sight Word Teach and Assess unit.

Have you seen these FREE Christmas Trees from Making Learning Fun? These were such a hit last year, the students asked me to leave them out in January! Students can build the trees and then write the words. You could even use these recording sheets with the tree ornaments above. Have students take the ornament off the tree and write the word. Then, they can put the ornament back on the tree. Have you ever seen a five year old take an ornament off of a tree? It takes fine motor skills to hang an ornament. 

Ok, this isn't a sight word activity, but it is adorable, right? These cards come from a Christmas Write the Room Activity. There are several different recording sheets that come with it, but I love these half sheets with the Christmas toppers.

These Free sight word Candy Canes will add some adorable flair to your classroom. I hung them up in our classroom window last year, but you could also hand them in the hallway or on a bulletin board. Did I mention, they are free and editable?!? These will make an adorable classroom decoration this December.

I have one last FREE resource for you. Roll and Color by Sight Word. I love roll and colors for the day before going on break. They involve very little prep and they keep students fairly engaged...considering it is right before a holiday.

Are you looking for Math Ideas? Check out all of these ideas (yes, some are free).

Hope you all got a few ideas to get you through to winter break!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December Pick 3 Pinterest Picks

Wow, I can't believe December is already here! This school year is flying by. I guess that is what happens when you have a fabulous class like I do!

Pick 3 Main Graphic

Now, ya'all know how much I LOVE Pinterest. I was so excited when I found out Lisa from PAWsitively Teaching and Marissa from The Inspired Owl's Corner was hosting a new linky party to share our favorite pins! I have some fabulous Christmas Crafts to share with you today.

Paper Plate Christmas Characters:
Look at these adorable Christmas plates! Such an easy, fun craft to do this holiday season. You can find the original pin here.

Pin 2

mixing one part shaving cream with two parts glue.
Have you all painted with shaving cream? We made snowman last year with shaving cream. You can read about it here. i want to make this next week when we do my Gingerbread Man unit. You can find this pin here

Finger print candy cane.  I added a few drops of peppermint oil to my paint.
This candycane would be perfect to make a Christmas Card or to decorate a bag! You can find this pin here.

Do you love Pinterest as much as me? Here are some of my boards you may want to follow.