I’ve mentioned this before and I will definitely mention it again, I LOVE to teach sight words! We practice, practice, practice, any chance we get! It is so exciting to witness my students turn into readers, and they get SO excited when they see a word they know! We stick pretty closely to our Houghton Mifflin curriculum of focusing on one sight word per week, which I find really helps my students be successful. We do informally teach other sight words that aren’t in our curriculum, but that our students see frequently {like “look” and “can”}. All of our words go up on our word wall after we teach them, and then it’s reinforcement time! I’m going to walk you through a little snippet of our week and then share some great sight word center ideas!
On Monday, we introduce our new word. We talk about the “tricky” part of the word, and what we need to remember. In “see”, we have to remember the extra “e”.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3B03q630QYLYTVYMVNDQ1pDbUU/edit
{click to download Word of the Week template}
I found this chant on Pinterest at the beginning of the year and we’ve been using it when we introduce our new sight words. The kids have been loving it!
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3B03q630QYLX1JFUG5LMkNlWTQ/edit
Then we practice writing our word, filling in the missing letters and using it in a sentence.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849
I also stick these in write and wipe pockets and put them in our sight word centers. This way my kiddos can keep practicing throughout the week.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849
 On Tuesday, we practice using the word in a scrambled sentence. 
{I updated these to include the sight word on each page because I was getting confused and couldn’t keep them all straight!}
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849
The students cut the words apart and put them in the correct order using the
capital letter and periods as clues. Once it’s in the correct order,
they read the sentence. 
Then they make a silly sentence by scrambling the words again. They read
their silly sentence and point to each word as they read it. This is a
great way to practice reading the actual words and not relying on the
clues from the sentence to help decode, plus they think it’s hilarious!
Then they unscramble the sentence again, this time gluing it on the bottom of the page in order.
Finally, they write the sentence on the line and draw a picture to match.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849
So much learning in one little sheet! 
On Wednesday, we practice reading, finding, writing and stamping our sight word.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849
 Sometimes we use little bingo daubers to cover the words 🙂
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849
On Thursdays we use the word in a journal write. We orally share our sentences, then we go back to our seats and the kids use their best guess spelling to complete their journals.  Sometimes we have a sentence starter and sometimes we respond to a prompt.

Once we learn three new words, we practice them using our Spin & Write sheets. You just need a paperclip and pencil to make a spinner. I also saw these really great spinners online, I think I might just break down and buy them already!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849

We also love to use stamps in my room, so we practice stamping and writing our sight words too.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stamp-it-Up-printables-for-literacy-stations-1052751

Later on in the year, I place our Super Sight Word spellers in the writing center, and my students practice writing the sight words in lots of fun ways!

These activities are in my *newly updated* sight word writing practice packs! You can purchase each pack separately, or save 20% by purchasing the bundle.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Sight-Word-Writing-Practice-BUNDLE-Pack-348849

and part of my Stamp it Up Printables!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Stamp-it-Up-printables-for-literacy-stations-1052751

Now onto my favorite part, sight word centers!!!
Mary from Sharing Kindergarten just came out with a bunch of new sight word centers! They are seriously amazing! Some of my favorites are the watercolor words and the word puzzles.
http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2014/02/sight-word-stations-in-action.html

http://www.sharingkindergarten.com/2014/02/sight-word-stations-in-action.html
I also love these little booklets from Lori at Teaching with Love and Laughter!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Little-Books-Kindergarten-Journeys-Sight-Word-Edition-956835
And of course, you all know I’m obsessed with Maria’s interactive sight word readers!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kinder-craze/Category/Interactive-Readers
Kristin {the Teeny Tiny Teacher ;)} has the greatest little sight word practice! You have to go to her page and read about it because she’s just hilarious like that!
http://www.ateenytinyteacher.com/2013/11/pin-it-sight-word-edition-and-freebie.html

Tara from Little Minds at Work puts magnetic letters into little tupperware dishes and has her students unscramble them. Then they write the word. I absolutely love this!
http://littlemindsatwork.blogspot.com/2013/10/kindergarten-guided-reading-step-by-step.html
And I also love how Karen from Mrs. Jones’ Kindergarten uses magnetic letters! She has these fun little work mats that I adore!
http://mrsjonessclass.blogspot.com/2013/01/penguins-and-things.html

You can also check out my Sight Word Practice Pinterest Board for more ideas, I’m always adding great pins I find!
Have some great ideas?? Leave the links in the comments so I can pin them to my board!

follow @misskindergarten on instagram for more great ideas!