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EandF
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How do you guys practice sight words with your kids? My DD is having a really hard time and ends up crying out of frustration bc she can't get them. She's the type of kid that if she doesn't naturally get something or know it right away, she won't even try.

I don't know how to help her and I'm getting really frustrated too. Any tips/tricks that worked would be greatly appreciated.

Posted 2/28/18 8:20 PM
 
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Re: Sight Words

Does she like BINGO? I just saw this evening a new BINGO game using sight words. It’s called Shark Sight Words Bingo.

It has 72 common sight words.

Posted 2/28/18 8:36 PM
 

ChristinaM128
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He has some game ideas here, which combines cards of the dolch site words with cards that have pictures of nouns. I think there’s also a bingo game. There’s links to the different grades, this is the pre-k page.

http://www.kidzone.ws/dolch/preschool.htm

Posted 2/28/18 9:08 PM
 

pumpkinmom
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We get two words a week and I haven't kept up very well, but I started making flash cards for DD. She liked reading the flash cards the few times I took them out, but what she really wanted to do was write out the cards herself and writing helps memory. So, if you are going to try flash cards or memory game cards, try having her write the cards.

Posted 2/28/18 10:07 PM
 

Chai77
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How old is she?

With my kindergartener, we made it into a game to spot the sight words throughout the day- on signs, in print etc. it made it more fun and not such a chore.

Posted 2/28/18 11:11 PM
 

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Sight Words

My ds K teacher send home cards with the sight words on it. They work on them in class and the. We use the cards at home. He also picks them out on signs and stuff around when we are out.

Posted 3/1/18 7:02 AM
 

ml110
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i used bath time for a lot of this kind of stuff LOL my son seemed to be happier and more relaxed and willing to do it while he was playing in the bath. so i would just sit in there with him and go through the little sight word flip book his teacher made. that, or make a quick Memory/matching Game with the words. or if she's an active kid maybe once she gets the word right she does a somersault or jumping jacks or something...

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Posted 3/1/18 7:11 AM
 

EricaAlt
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Re: Sight Words

When DS was 5 and doing sight words I put the words on post its around the house. DS is better with visual so when he sees it everyday it helped. I had him go find the words around the house or would switch them up. Turns into a game.
This game is cute too.

Popcorn sight word game

There's a lot of good apps that help. Anything from Duck Duck Moose is good.
PP said flashcards are good.

Posted 3/1/18 7:20 AM
 

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We aren’t a big screen time family, BUT my son happened to get hooked on DVDs when he was 2 from preschool prep company (google it). It’s how he learned his letters, numbers, colors, and then the later DVDs cover stuff like sight words, letter sounds, word blends, and there are math DVDs as well. He loves them and knew the vowels and bunch of sight words at 3 years old. People would tell me how awesome that was and I’m like.. ummm I take no credit, it’s all the DVDs lol. You can also get add on packs with flash cards and workbooks that reinforce what was learned.

I’m not sure if the results are typical or if my kid just happens to really LOVE these DVDs more than most kids would Chat Icon but I recommend them to people all the time. I actually first heard about it from my friend whose daughter loved it too.

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Posted 3/1/18 7:41 AM
 

EandF
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Posted by IVFmiracle

Does she like BINGO? I just saw this evening a new BINGO game using sight words. It’s called Shark Sight Words Bingo.

It has 72 common sight words.



Going to look this up. Thanks! She loves games so this may be the way to get through to her.

Posted 3/1/18 8:16 AM
 

EandF
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Re: Sight Words

Thanks everyone. She's in pre-k. The teacher puts the sight words on cards and we go over them but it's not clicking. I need to make it fun for her so she doesn't get upset and frustrated.

I'm going to look into all the suggestions. Please feel free to share more.

Posted 3/1/18 8:19 AM
 

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Re: Sight Words

Posted by EandF

Thanks everyone. She's in pre-k. The teacher puts the sight words on cards and we go over them but it's not clicking. I need to make it fun for her so she doesn't get upset and frustrated.

I'm going to look into all the suggestions. Please feel free to share more.



Since she's in pre K, I really would not push it with her. The last thing you want is her developing a negative attitude towards school-related things. My DS also wasn't into flash cards or sight words at all in pre K, but this year in K, he is much more into it.

Posted 3/1/18 8:46 AM
 

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When my son was 3 we started with a few words -- mainly peoples names in the family. I put them on cards and taped them to the kitchen wall near where we eat. Slowly over time we added words, but always went over the old words he knew. The entire wall was covered at one point and I decided to take them all down. A year later and my son lost 3/4 of the words he knew. I need to start this up again.
For the person who suggested bath time.... they make bath crayons. You can write the word on the tile and then wipe it off with a sponge after. My kid enjoys that.

Posted 3/1/18 8:47 AM
 

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Re: Sight Words

Posted by Chai77

Posted by EandF

Thanks everyone. She's in pre-k. The teacher puts the sight words on cards and we go over them but it's not clicking. I need to make it fun for her so she doesn't get upset and frustrated.

I'm going to look into all the suggestions. Please feel free to share more.



Since she's in pre K, I really would not push it with her. The last thing you want is her developing a negative attitude towards school-related things. My DS also wasn't into flash cards or sight words at all in pre K, but this year in K, he is much more into it.



I agree. IMO anything they learn in Pre K is a bonus. The K teacher will start from scratch, believe me.
She might just be too young and not ready for the attention span it takes. There is a huge difference between how they are in Pre K and how they are in K in my experience.

Posted 3/1/18 8:54 AM
 

EandF
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Re: Sight Words

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Chai77

Posted by EandF

Thanks everyone. She's in pre-k. The teacher puts the sight words on cards and we go over them but it's not clicking. I need to make it fun for her so she doesn't get upset and frustrated.

I'm going to look into all the suggestions. Please feel free to share more.



Since she's in pre K, I really would not push it with her. The last thing you want is her developing a negative attitude towards school-related things. My DS also wasn't into flash cards or sight words at all in pre K, but this year in K, he is much more into it.



I agree. IMO anything they learn in Pre K is a bonus. The K teacher will start from scratch, believe me.
She might just be too young and not ready for the attention span it takes. There is a huge difference between how they are in Pre K and how they are in K in my experience.



Thank you both for this and I completely agree. The problem is I've had numerous conversations with her teacher who is telling me she's so worried about DD for next year bc she doesn't know her letters and sight words. Meanwhile, she's telling me the same thing, that they are going to do it all again next year.

She's doing ok with her letters. She doesn't know all of them but they also haven't been through the entire alphabet yet. She already doesn't love school and I don't want anything to make even more negative for her.

I guess I'm just worried about her kindergarten assessment in a couple of months. What is it on and what results from it?

Posted 3/1/18 2:32 PM
 

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Re: Sight Words

Posted by EandF

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Chai77

Posted by EandF

Thanks everyone. She's in pre-k. The teacher puts the sight words on cards and we go over them but it's not clicking. I need to make it fun for her so she doesn't get upset and frustrated.

I'm going to look into all the suggestions. Please feel free to share more.



Since she's in pre K, I really would not push it with her. The last thing you want is her developing a negative attitude towards school-related things. My DS also wasn't into flash cards or sight words at all in pre K, but this year in K, he is much more into it.



I agree. IMO anything they learn in Pre K is a bonus. The K teacher will start from scratch, believe me.
She might just be too young and not ready for the attention span it takes. There is a huge difference between how they are in Pre K and how they are in K in my experience.



Thank you both for this and I completely agree. The problem is I've had numerous conversations with her teacher who is telling me she's so worried about DD for next year bc she doesn't know her letters and sight words. Meanwhile, she's telling me the same thing, that they are going to do it all again next year.

She's doing ok with her letters. She doesn't know all of them but they also haven't been through the entire alphabet yet. She already doesn't love school and I don't want anything to make even more negative for her.

I guess I'm just worried about her kindergarten assessment in a couple of months. What is it on and what results from it?



Focus on the letters, if anything, forget the sight words.

Even in 1st grade, my daughter's teacher says to stop if it's frustrating. The worst thing you can do is create a negative connection to school at this age.

As far as Kindergarten screening, it's not an assessment. It's a screening to see how to balance the classes. Nothing results from it. They are not expected to read. They should know their name, birthday, some gross motor skills, how to follow directions. Do not stress about it, so not try to prepare or teach to it. Everything right now should be FUN.

Posted 3/1/18 3:53 PM
 

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Re: Sight Words

Posted by EandF

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Chai77

Posted by EandF

Thanks everyone. She's in pre-k. The teacher puts the sight words on cards and we go over them but it's not clicking. I need to make it fun for her so she doesn't get upset and frustrated.

I'm going to look into all the suggestions. Please feel free to share more.



Since she's in pre K, I really would not push it with her. The last thing you want is her developing a negative attitude towards school-related things. My DS also wasn't into flash cards or sight words at all in pre K, but this year in K, he is much more into it.



I agree. IMO anything they learn in Pre K is a bonus. The K teacher will start from scratch, believe me.
She might just be too young and not ready for the attention span it takes. There is a huge difference between how they are in Pre K and how they are in K in my experience.



Thank you both for this and I completely agree. The problem is I've had numerous conversations with her teacher who is telling me she's so worried about DD for next year bc she doesn't know her letters and sight words. Meanwhile, she's telling me the same thing, that they are going to do it all again next year.

She's doing ok with her letters. She doesn't know all of them but they also haven't been through the entire alphabet yet. She already doesn't love school and I don't want anything to make even more negative for her.

I guess I'm just worried about her kindergarten assessment in a couple of months. What is it on and what results from it?



There are no requirements to start K.
None.
They can't deny your child based on not knowing letters or site words. It's a public school system for all.
They just do the assessment to see where they are at so they can balance out the classrooms based on levels.
It's the K teacher's job to teach them all this.
Trust me my DD learned it all in K... whatever she happened to already know was just repeated again.
Don't let people tell you otherwise. It's all bullshitt

Posted 3/1/18 4:09 PM
 

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Re: Sight Words

-Put the words on cards and hang them around her room. At night before bed, turn the lights out and get a flashflight. Have her find words on the wall and read them.

-Anything tactile--practice forming words with Play Doh, Wikki Stix, etc.

--Put shaving cream in a pan and spread it out smooth. She can practice writing the words in shaving cream and then smooth it out again to keep practicing. (Messy but fun). Can do the same with sand but that's even messier lol. Good for the warmer weather if done outdoors.

--Play My Pile, Your Pile, Go Fish, Memory with word cards

--Rainbow write with crayons or markers

--Bath crayons in the tub

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Posted 3/1/18 8:43 PM
 

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Sight Words

With my son we were given a few words every week and we did them on flash cards, we would go over them every night

Posted 3/2/18 8:25 AM
 

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Sounds like my daughter’s teacher. If you saw my post a couple of weeks ago I was freaking out about kindergarten testing. The catholic school she goes to was freaking me out. In the process of switching to the public school and they looked at me like I was crazy when I asked them if my dd was behind because she can’t tell you a word for every letter and doesn’t know her site words. I was just told that kids should every letter upper and lower before moving onto site words so I’m concentrating on making sure she has those down perfectly first.

Message edited 3/2/2018 9:48:16 AM.

Posted 3/2/18 9:47 AM
 

EandF
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Re: Sight Words

Thanks everyone, both for the suggestions and putting my mind at ease about kindergarten. I will continue to work with her, especially on her letters.

Posted 3/2/18 12:29 PM
 

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Posted by EandF

Thanks everyone, both for the suggestions and putting my mind at ease about kindergarten. I will continue to work with her, especially on her letters.



Some kids start out kindergarten NO prior school experience at all. Chat Icon

Posted 3/3/18 1:04 PM
 

MrsT809
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Sight Words

I would just focus on the letters. If she doesn't have those 100% down I don't think she's all that ready for sight words. No point tuning her off with reading by pushing something she's not ready for. Pinterest has a million easy ideas for working with letters. Pick a few and see what she enjoys.

Dd did well with sight words but they literally did about 4 of them in her 3yo class and another 4 in Upk. That was it. Now in kindergarten they've learned 2 or 3 a week.

Posted 3/3/18 1:24 PM
 

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Sight Words

DS 1 didn't do sight words in Pre-k. DS 2 did but, we didn't go over them with him - he only knew what he did in school.

DS 2 is in K now and knows most of the fundations sight words he should know in K (the ones he got "wrong" he did know so I would say all of them).

ETA - I noticed a big change in DS 2 between Pre-K and K - he used to get frustrated with academics in Pre-K but, is doing well in K. He's actually doing better than my friend's son who drilled him on his sight words and such in Pre-K lol.

Message edited 3/5/2018 8:40:26 AM.

Posted 3/5/18 8:38 AM
 

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Sight Words

good tips

Posted 3/6/18 6:06 PM
 
 

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