Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thinking Caps ~ Sight Word Edition

Hey There!

I sure hope you are enjoying your vacation and that you're steering clear of teacher-stuff at least some over your break and you better declare at least one or two of those days PJ Days!!!

I wanted to share a game with you that I've played in my classroom for a couple of years now and just decided to turn it into something you might want to use in your classroom.  We call it "Thinking Caps". 

Sight word practice is a real important part of our week - I try to provide new and different ways to work on those high frequency words...

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Of course I'm not following my own advice of steering clear from teacher-y stuff  - but I had to finish this up so that I could tell you about it!!! 

First you'll need to print out the word cards {The first 75 Fountas & Pinnell sight words}...I suggest laminating them too...

I printed mine in b & w but you could print them in color if you wanted..
Have your kiddos choose the Thinking Cap logo they would like to use to decorate their headband {sentence strip}...

You can also print the Thinking Cap lightbulbs out in b & w and have your kiddos color them in
Cut a half circle to create a flap where the sight words go {teacher job}...

Since I notoriously have "peekers" I've instituted the "no peeking" they have to cover their eyes when their partner puts the word card in their friend's Thinking Cap...

And let the fun begin...

Your kiddos start asking questions about their word.  There are question stems provided in the pack some of them are "Do I have {#} letters?"  "Do I have {#} syllables?", etc.  There's also a recording sheet so your students can write their words down once they are guessed.

I'm going to use my Thinking Cap right now and guess that your students will love them too!
Enjoy the rest of your vacation! 


  1. This is so adorable and smart!!

  2. This is super duper cute! I think we all have "peekers"!!!!!

    I hope you have some quality time in your pj's! =)

    Heather's Heart

  3. This is such a great idea! A great gimmick to get kids excited about learning. Thanks, Holly!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  4. We love the game Headbandz - I am sure this would be such a hit with my class! What a great idea Holly!
    I hope you are having some fun with your boys!
    (I can see they are awesome helpers!)
    Crayons and Curls

  5. So fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to do this!

  6. This is so adorable, I love the headbands, the kids will love it!

    First Grade Fun with Mrs. Dunn

  7. I am so excited that I found your blog!! Such fantastic ideas :) those thinking caps are tooooo cute :) I'm thrilled to be your newest follower!


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