Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Smarter than a Box of Rocks - A Sight Word Game with a Freebie

I wanted to share a little sight word game at I came up last week with it while I was cleaning and packing up my classroom for the movers. I haven't tried it with my kids, but I am going to use it this week when I start tutoring. 

While I was going through my "stuff" I found some polished black stones I got from Dollar Tree. I had written a sight word on each rock with a silver Sharpie.

I had seen the idea to play a sight word game using the rocks. I always have the kids turn them over so they can't see the words. If they can read it, it goes in their pile. I came up with a slight variation that I think the kids will love. If they can read the sight word, they put it on their side of a balance scale. who ever has the heaviest words wins. Just a new twist to an old game. NOTE: After looking at the rocks, I am going to go back and spray the rocks with polyurethane to keep the letters from rubbing off.




I made up a little recording sheet for the kids to write down the words they read. Grab a copy if you want.




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17 comments:

  1. What a fun twist. Great idea! Sara

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    1. So glad you liked it Kimberly Ann

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    1. Thanks Barb, I'm thinking of changing the recording sheet a little. I thought maybe I should have them record how many words they had and how many their friend had. Then write a sentence about the experience.

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  4. Kelly!! I love it! I always enjoy your posts.
    Em
    Curious Firsties

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  5. Great Idea. I just found your blog. I'm a new follower. Would love to have you stop by mine.
    Tammy
    Primary Paradise

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Consider it done! I love getting ideas from as many different people as I can!

      Kelly

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  6. This is an amazing, hands-on activity, I've pinned you! I couldn't wait to get over here once I heard your blog name! Too funny!
    I'm your newest follower,
    ~Fern
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    1. Thanks so much Fern! I love your blog, you have some great ideas on there. thanks for following me!

      Kelly

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  7. What an AWESOME idea Kelly!! Thanks for sharing! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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