An easy prep word work center for this spring to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Students use a magnifying glass to search for the dolch sight word, and then write the word on provided student recording sheet.
This offers a fun, quiet, independent way to practice dolch primer grade sight words. All levels of my students are motivated by this and stay engaged in working on these I Spy searches for the short period of time one takes to complete.
Tips for obtaining magnifying glasses. Ask a science teacher! The science teacher at my school brought over a box full of itty bitty magnifying glasses to borrow. Also free: yes, ‘there’s an app for that!’ Search magnifying glass on iTunes for free apps.
Teacher to teacher honesty - I implemented this center when we needed to get back to quiet learning time during centers. As in, maybe I temporarily took away word work partner games unless we have a volunteer. But! I couldn’t not give my kiddos engaging, fun work. This did the trick. Quiet, allowed students to focus on their own, and they asked for more! Win-win.
Included are three boards/pages total, plus 3 recordings sheets to accompany and an answer yet. Each page includes 15 sight words. Almost all Dolch Primer grade words are used. Please see preview for all 45 words included.
Ideas for use:
-Early Finisher Activity -Word Work Center -Small Group Warm Up
-Place in page protectors for fewer copies
Looking for more ELA Cinco de Mayo center activities?
Kindergarten Cinco de Mayo Readers' Theater
Cinco de Mayo Write the Room
Cinco de Mayo Audio QR Sight Word Search - No Prep!
i Spy 1st Grade Cinco de Mayo