4 Ingredients of Effective Sight Word Practice

Last post I shared with you about how color coding the sight words in my classroom helped with practice, management, and ultimately helped my students to learn their sight words more effectively. We all know, however, that mastering those words takes more than just hanging them on a word wall, or introducing them at morning [...]

Getting Sight Words to Stick: Color coding the words

As a first grade teacher, I have recognized that one of the biggest indicators of my students' reading success is their sight word knowledge. This is especially important for my struggling kiddos because they are spending so much time and "thinking space" in their brains working to decode all the other words. These struggling readers [...]

To My Son’s Kindergarten Teacher

Dear Miss K, Thank you. Thank you for bringing him joy. Thank you for being the smiling teacher who is "very pretty with golden hair."  Thank you for the "good day sticker" smack dab in the middle of his forehead every day, evidence of a day filled with laughter. Thank you for calling him "handsome" [...]