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Valentine's Day Sight Word Activity

So much going on this past week!  Lots of prepping of materials and lessons, a conference trip thrown in and some new fun too!

I am linking up with Mrs. Wheeler from Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade again for Sunday 6!  We highlight 6 things from our week with you.  Be sure to head to her blog and read her 6 too! 

Valentine's Day Sight Word Activity

Valentine's Day is coming so now is a great time to get our all your Valentine's activities!  My students LOVE this sight word game- Where's My Heart?.  Place sight word cards in a pocket chart with the words facing out.  Hide a heart or two behind the cards.  Students choose a card that they can read, you pull the card to see if there is a heart behind it.  If you find the heart, you win! Fun word  practice!

sight word game, sight word cards, pocket chart

You can find this Can You Find It sight word game by clicking here!

blends and digraphs activity for Valentine's Day

If you are working on blends and digraphs this is a fun Valentine center!  Complete the puzzles, build words with magnetic letters and then write the words!

Reading Interventions Blends and Digraphs Binder

I found out last week that this Blends and Digraphs resource was featured on TpT.  That was a fun surprise!  You can find it here.

Phonics word work activities

I was sent to Nashville this past week for a phonemic awareness and phonics conference.  It was put on by the 95% Group.  Here we were learning about moving circles for sounds.

Phonics word work activities

Older students learn to map out the sounds they hear.

Phonics word work activities

After using colored chips for sounds, you can switch out the vowels for letter chips to learn the spelling patterns.  

Of course, when you are in Nashville you have to go to the Grand Ole Opry!  I had never been before and it was a lot of fun.  We got to see a lot of different performers from new talent, to those who had been around a long time to the musicians who are popular right now.  Eddie Montgomery from Montgomery Gentry was a lot of fun.  It was also his first time on the Opry stage since his singing partner, Troy Gentry, had passed away.  We got to meet him after the show and get a picture taken with him!

Craig Morgan was also there and I really enjoyed him.  He is a veteran and supports veterans. 

Another place we tried out was the Bluebird Cafe.  Singers and musicians get discovered here.  Wonder if I listened to anyone that night who will become famous??  

We also walked around at the Opryland Hotel.  Beautiful place with an indoor waterway. Just a beautiful hotel!

RTI Data Tracking Forms

We finished up our RTI data meeting and I spend the week prepping new groups and setting the calendar for our next cycle of RTI.  We will begin baselines this week and interventions begin right after that.  Lots of work to be done in RTI and having an organized system makes all the difference!  You can find the RTI data forms here.

Picture Sorting Activities for Word Work

Lots of prep for picture sorts too.  I use picture sorts a lot during my word work in guided reading.  I like to have my cards prepped and ready to go for all the different guided reading groups that I have.  Makes it so much easier!  You can find these here.

Don't forget to head over to Mrs. Wheeler's blog and read her six too!


  1. Hi, Lori! Thanks for linking up! Loving the sight word game...will have to play that this week! Also--we LOVE Nashville! Isn't it the best!?!? Looks like you had some fun along with work while there!!!

    1. Thank you, Megan! Nashville was a lot of fun. Love a good conference and a chance to do some interesting things while we are there!


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