Sunday, October 6, 2013

Conference Reports

The first quarter conferences are coming up!

In our school system, we don't do report cards for 1st Quarter. So my team came up with a conference "report car" for the parents.

I jazzed it up and made it a fillable template so that you could easily fill in each student's info and SAVE AS.

So here ya go!

Here is a screen shot of the sample.  



You can get it HERE!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Kindergarten Sight Word Flashcards



Sight Words are a HUGE part of Kindergarten now that reading is so important. 

I am always looking for ways to ensure that my students learn the sight words, but also need something that is easy to document for report card time. 

So I came up with these Sight Word Flash Cards! 





Each student gets started with a ring of Level 1 sight words (taken from the Dolch Sight Words list for K and 1st grades).  I print the words on colored card stock and laminate them.  Then cut and place on a ring.  I color code the lists with the chart (so level one cards are white and the chart is white), this helps them remember what list they are on.  I make a big deal of posting the charts too! 






I have the students practice with each other, parents, teachers, volunteers, etc.  Then they "Test".  I mix up the words and have them identify that list of words.  If they can identify all the words on the list then they get the next list. 





After every 5 lists I have them do a spelling test!  I find that students often can identify the word but have difficulty writing the words.  When they can write all the words on a list then they get a star on the chart. 

It is a great way to keep track of who knows what sight words!

I have made 11 lists of sight word cards with documentation lists.  Check them out HERE!