Poster pack finished...and ? about sight words!

Hey guys!
Hope y'all had a great weekend!

I finished these posters I was working on for my new classroom.
I love the background design and colors and felt
it was pretty universal and others might want them so
I've added them to my TpT shop here
and TN store here.
Here's a preview....

 The pack includes posters for these 2D shapes:
circle, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, oval, half circle.

Number word posters of 1-10 with the cute little
number monster graphics!

Number word posters for 11-19,
then 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100.


Color words posters inlcuding red, blue, green, yellow,
purple, orange, black, brown, white & gray.

Black and white copies of EVERY poster are
included if you want to copy on colored paper,
instead of using color ink!

I'm also thinking of making them match
popular classroom themes if anyone would be
interested in that.
I've been sooooo inspired with all the classroom
decor everyone has been creating!
So if you'd like to see these posters created
with a background to match a different theme,
leave a comment or email me!!!
{maybe polka dot, pirates, ocean, etc...}

Ok, so on to my question about sight words!
Basically, how do you guys incorporate/practice
sight words in your classroom???
This has been one of many things on my mind
since I found out I got the 1st grade job.

When I did my student teaching, my cooperating teacher
had the kids practicing with sight words flashcards
during transitions which I thought was brilliant!
She had made her own cards, and would pass out
3 or 4 to each student before lining up.
When they had read them quietly to themselves,
they would hold them up in the air signalling
they were ready to read them to her.
She'd walk around the room and listen and collect
their cards. Once each kiddo read theirs, they headed
to line.
Of course, they were waiting in line perfectly almost
all of the time because she was amazing at establishing
routines and procedures from the start. :)
This may sound like it took too long,
but really it was very quick because the kids knew exactly
what to do.
 {i learned so much from her!}
I also read about Abby's poetry journals here.
Most of the poems she uses are from this book.
 I've always wanted to incorporate poetry journals
in my classroom, so I'm giving her routine a try next year!
I've already been copying the poems onto chart
paper....trying to get a head start.
If that's even possible!
So please share your ideas with me on whatever it is you
do with sight words!
REALLY appreciate your advice!



  1. I do Sight Words in my Guided Reading groups daily. There are usually three groups of Sight Word games, like concentration, matching, spelling, writing with the SW, sorting, reading games, etc. I also send home nightly flash cards for the students to master. They can take them out when they show me on Fridays that they've mastered their list.

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  2. I love your posters!! I do a whole poetry unit towards the end of the year during writers workshop. I also do a lot of poetry in science and social studies. There are lots of silly poems about the weather, clouds, space, etc. out there! This weather is killing me!! I can barely stand to go outside!!

  3. Your posters are adorable! I would definitely be interested in a pirate theme if you were up to making it!! I try to mix it up with sight words a bit. I think the sight word poetry is a good activity. We have sight word chants on popsicle sticks that we do. I also have students use fly swatters and light up batons with the word wall as a center, in addition to the practice that we do in small group. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. I love this set. I am using a monster theme this year (Furry Friends from Trend to be specific). I would love to see these with a monster theme. I might have to give this poetry sight words a try. I need all the help I can get to teach poetry. :)