I adore the Dollar Tree and I especially love their teacher section! Teaching goodies + $1 = a very happy teacher! Recently, I found these adorable sight word dice. Each pack comes with 3 different dice that include a lot of our kindergarten sight words! I picked up 2 packs and solved a pretty great algebraic equation to figure out how many sight words I got in all 😉 {36 in case you’re wondering ;)}
I whipped up a recording sheet real quick using my favorite DJ inkers numbers and had an instant writing center!
My kids had a blast rolling the dice, reading the words and using them in a sentence. They are becoming pretty great sentence builders!
{look at those finger spaces!}
I copied the recording sheets back to back so that there was room to write 6 sentences. Most of my students were able to complete 3 in the 20 minutes they had at centers. Then they stuck their recording sheet in the finish it folders in their cubbies to use the next time they’re at writing center.
Only one little stinker stuck a pencil through the foam dice {because it is oh-so tempting and because Miss Maor failed to go over expectations before hand ;)}
You can download the recording sheet for this center below. And if you can’t find the sight word dice, you could always make your own using this dice template!
I also found this great center idea on Pinterest last week.
It was really simple to put together! I just wrote some of our sight words on jumbo craft sticks, and stuck some pipe cleaners and our letter beads into the basket. The kiddos pick a sight word stick, read the word and build it with the letter beads.
These two cuties worked together to build a sentence and then asked me to take their picture {I can’t imagine why ;)}
I am so, so proud of my little smarties! We are working hard these last 30 days of school!