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.
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.
I offered the leaves to kids with various shades of green, red, orange, and yellow paint.
They collected real pine cones, leaves, and miscellaneous natural objects around the yard to use as brushes.
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.
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