sight words

early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman
February 5, 2014 1 comment

early literacy game for kids: read a word, build a snowman

originally published December 20, 2009  We have had a ton of snow dropped on us in the last two days; clearly, my kiddos have snow on the brain. So I ...

3 all-time best games to play with sight words
May 2, 2013 2 comments

3 all-time best games to play with sight words

What games do you play with sight words? Sight words are words that we all need to be able to read quickly and automatically in order to be strong readers, ...

learn about safe online browsing (and win an iPad mini)
April 9, 2013 No Comment

learn about safe online browsing (and win an iPad mini)

I’m so excited to have been invited to be a panelist for a Twitter event this week that brings together digital and families and kids and online safety and wraps ...

words 3 ways: learning sight words for kindergarten
May 17, 2012 27 comments

words 3 ways: learning sight words for kindergarten

      Cora is totally into learning how to read, so I am seriously running with it. She wants to practice the sight words that were included in her ...

best of teach mama countdown: #2 — spelling words
January 12, 2012 2 comments

best of teach mama countdown: #2 — spelling words

Yay! We’re getting down to the wire with this teach mama top 10 all-time best countdown! This post is one that I have shared probably more than times than any ...

best of teach mama countdown: #9 -- building words, names
January 4, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #9 — building words, names

This post, which rolls in at #9, continues to surprise me with the amount of hits it gets. Maybe it’s the title: word building, name building (and crossing the line). ...

back-to-school shopping with three crazy-cool kids
August 15, 2011 3 comments

back-to-school shopping with three crazy-cool kids

After our crazy-successful Smart Summer Challenge, I needed a little week-long offline vay-cay to say the least! Our Smart Summer Challenge was a smashing success (woo-hoo!), but blogging daily for ...

a fish out of water: games to practice sight words
July 28, 2011 3 comments

a fish out of water: games to practice sight words

Owen and I had to play a few extra games of Go Fish! this week to celebrate the Water Fun we’ve got on our calendar for the Smart Summer Challenge, ...

a game for practicing spelling, sight words, or letters: WORDO!
May 26, 2011 15 comments

a game for practicing spelling, sight words, or letters: WORDO!

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we’re all getting antsy for summer. So I’ve had to be super crafty during our work time in order to keep ...

sight word games to prepare for kindergarten: go fish!
April 19, 2011 16 comments

sight word games to prepare for kindergarten: go fish!

Owen has been really interested in reading lately, so I’m trying to roll with it without pushing him or having him lose interest–so games have been my go-to. He’s trying ...

getting kids to write: write around the room
January 26, 2011 17 comments

getting kids to write: write around the room

Finding interesting and meaningful activities for Owen and Cora during Maddy’s homework time has kept me busy lately, but I’ve found tons of great things for these two to do.  ...