Showing posts from October, 2018

Sight Word Review Made FUN!

For years in Adam's classroom, he has created sight word games as a way to review with his students.  Honestly, who hasn't created their own sight word games to review with their students?!  There are so many fun ways to get kids to review their words, but Adam stuck with one simple game that changed themes throughout the year!  This took away the need to constantly teach new rules and left more time for practicing the actual skill.
You've all played similar games before with this same idea in mind.  Students sit in a circle and pass a can around.  Inside the can are sight word cards and some fun themed cards.  If a student pulls a sight word card, he or she reads the word and keeps the card.  BUT WAIT!!!!  What if the student can't read it???  I knew this question would come up, and here's the simple answer:  LET A FRIEND HELP!  BUT WAIT!!!  ISN'T THAT CHEATING?!  You know just as well as I do that kids learn best from each other.  So, in this case, I would all…

It's-a-Me! Mrs. Peterson!

Last week my 2nd grade classroom was transformed! In my first room flip of this school year, I decided to redo a favorite flip from last year...Mario World!  This originally stemmed from an idea we saw from our friends, Hope and Wade King, but I adapted it for me and my classroom!
The setup was SUPER (no pun intended) SIMPLE! We used blue and green plastic tablecloths from Dollar Tree, gold paper plates, and shipping boxes that we had saved.  You can see exactly how we hung the blue tablecloths in this video. The kids had no idea this was happening and were simply told to wear red or green to school that day. Throughout the day, we incorporated all of our current curriculum goals and standards into some fun activities!  The activities were all hidden inside the coin boxes that were hanging or stacked around the room! Inside the boxes, the kids found and completed the following games and activities. 1. Stomp The Goombas Each student had a recording sheet with directions for finding words re…