This sight word sundae tracking program has been student tested in my own classroom for several years now. It has been motivating for my students to learn their sight words and helps break it down into smaller chunks for all students of varying exceptionalities to achieve sight word recognition and feel successful in doing so. Included in this pack are the first & second hundred Fry sight words; however, you can edit it to fit the needs of your own sight words for your classroom.
How does this work?
I break my sight words down into lists of 15-20 words. Each list represents a part of the ice cream sundae: bowl, spoon, banana, vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, whipped cream, candy, and cherry. We begin on the bowl list and I test them weekly on their sight words. If they are missing any words from their list, I highlight them and attach them to their homework the following week to practice. When they pass a list, they earn that part of their ice cream sundae and move to the next list until they get through the cherry list. At the end of the year, they earn an ice cream sundae celebration.
What if some of my students don't pass the entire list by the end of the year?
I still let all of my students get an ice cream sundae party for all of their hard work! This is meant to be a motivating factor for students. We know that our students are working to the best of their ability, so that is something to be celebrated!
This kit includes the following components:
*Parent letter to explain the program.
*Sight words broken down into different ice cream sundae parts for students to learn (editable)
*Patterns to create a sight word sundae tracking bulletin board in your classroom
*Tracking slips to highlight sight words for students to practice (editable)
*Progress monitoring charts for you to continually collect sight word data on each student.
*Sight word key rings for individual student practice (editable)
*Editable certificates to use once a student achieves a sight word list
*Personal ice cream sundae coloring tracking page for students
*Ice Cream Sundae menu for the end of the year sight word sundae party!
There are many suggestions that I make in how to use this in your classroom, but it is easily adaptable to your classroom needs. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I am happy to help you in any way that I can.