ALuv is finishing up his study of short o words. Yes, it has taken us quite some time to get through them. We have taken short breaks here and there; which has been refreshing. I also didn’t get pictures of some of the stuff I wanted to post about, but oh well!
After posting all the pictures, it seems it’s about time to take all the fake tatoos off his arms! 🙂
SHORT O WORK:
He re-matches the words and pictures multiple times from the Words Their Way sort. Once we do this together a couple of times, I expect him to do it independently.
Playing with his Tag Short o reader
spelled short o words with bottle caps, like we did here
checking his answer on the back
sorting/building -op & -og frogs
revisiting his Word Study notebook (for explanation, click here) after gluing down his short o words and pictures from his word sort
Currently, I am introducing an average of only 1 word wall word a week (it is summer), but we review all of them quite often. I will probably only still do 2-3 a week, beginning in August; then bump it up to maybe 4-5 a week in January. I would rather he learn them slowly and thoroughly than quickly and only half way. He already knows about 1/3 of the sight words I taught in Kindergarten.
Here are some ways we’ve played with our sight words:
unscrambling sight words (letters are made from sentence strips) This one was his favorite!
spelling with magnetic letters
Built words using this idea. I made two sets out of foam and added a couple pieces of my own to make lower case building easier. I’ll share those once I draw them out.
Reading, reading, and more reading- I love this picture!
…and measuring (in train cars) our weekly Bible Verse. I adapted this idea from here.
Here is the list of verses he will learn this summer. He gets to do something “special” with mommy or daddy each time he memorizes 5 verses.
For more Word Play ideas, remember you can visit and link up to this awesome list from 1+1+1=1.
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