Sight Word Tree

I’ve been working with LittleMan on the Dolch sight word pre-primer list, however I’ve noticed many of the words he had memorized are not on the list. Simply high-frequency words in the books we read and family member’s names.
In an effort to try to keep track of the words he has learned and motivate him to keep practicing, we’ve built this sight word tree.
Sight Word Tree

Using the existing branch in our classroom, which we use to as a loom for holding feathers and pine needles we find on our nature walks, we added leaves with sight words on them.

The leaves were downloaded and printed out from File Folder Fun.
Sight Word Tree from Suzy Homeschooler (2)
I offered the leaves to kids with various shades of green, red, orange, and yellow paint.
Sight Word Tree from Suzy Homeschooler (3)
They collected real pine cones, leaves, and miscellaneous natural objects around the yard to use as brushes.
Sight Word Tree from Suzy Homeschooler (4)
We made a batch of 25 leaves although LittleMan only currently has 9 words memorized. I’ll be holding onto the extra for when he needs them later.

We only add a word once LittleMan has shown confidence in reading that word for a few days.
Sight Word Tree from Suzy Homeschooler (5)
So far he seems pretty motivated by this and was very excited to get to put the leaves up on the wall.
Sight Word Tree from Suzy Homeschooler (6)
 

 

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1 Comment to Sight Word Tree

  1. What a cute way to display sight words! I love it! I found your blog on share it saturday.
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