I remember the beginning of the school year. I would be so excited, decorating and preparing lessons plans. I would also be anxious to meet students and parents.
Kindergarten is probably my favorite grade. I absolutely love to read, and I would read to my students with such excitement. To watch their eyes following every word I said was the best.
We as educators are working on teaching our students sight words through the months of the kindergarten year. There are many different fun, traditional ways: using colored letters, rainbow writing, matching, and more.
Now I am a mom of a kindergartener, and I am enjoying every minute of it, especially watching her learn to read. She is so excited about school and her homework assignments. She loves counting and writing.
Classrooms are changing every year. Technology has proven to be a useful tool, so we are seeing more technology incorporated into lessons. Students today can practice math and reading skills using games and online resources.
The other night, my kindergartener came home with her sight word list. We were practicing writing the words. I decided to show her the video on geniusplaza.com sight word: the. We watched it a few times, then my little one took a piece of a paper and wrote the word “the.”
She decided she wanted to create a video to teach the sight word “the”: practicing the sight word: the. She had so much fun, she created a total of three videos that day. The next day while reading her homework assignments, she told me, “Mommy, look, that says ‘the.’”
By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.
Seeing my daughter create the videos and have so much fun with it reminds me of a saying I read: By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn. Students learn differently, and inviting them to teach helps them enhance their skills.
Our next step is to create a game using Fish Diet, where she will create a game for all the sight words she has learned. Using technology can help engage all learners. I invite you to visit www.geniusplaza.com to explore and create resources.