I am so excited about this party...sight words are HUGE in first grade, I can't wait to get some new, fun ideas!
I'll share a quick, easy no-prep game I play with my kids and an organization tip.
The game is called The Flyswatter Game. My kids always cheer when I bring out the fly swatters. They LOVE it!
Here's how you play:
- Write some sight words on the white board.
- Split the class into 2 teams. Have 1 person from each team come up, stand facing the class and holding a fly swatter.
- Call out a sight word and they turn around, find the word, and slap it with the flyswatter. Whoever slaps it first, gets a point for their team. I let them choose someone on their team to come up next.
- (I also give 'bonus points' to teams that are being respectful and being good sports..and take points away for teams who are not)
I absolutely LOVE the way my sight words are organized. With the help of co-workers, friends, and pinterest, I have (almost) perfected my sight word system and it works amazingly well!
I have written a blog post explain exactly how I manage sight words in my classroom. Click the picture above to take you to the original blog post! There is also a little sight word freebie in that post as well!
And of course check out the linky party for more fantastic ideas or link up to share your own!