Yummy!! Don't you just love all the special treats you get during Valentine's Day. I especially love receiving a box of chocolate. "You never know what you are going to get until you take a bite." You can tell I had food on my mind while designing these two Valentine activities. I think my students will adore this fun-filled Valentine Bingo Game as they devour up pieces of chocolate and read sight words. I still have some students who struggle with sight words. They need lots and lots of repetition and practice. I've included 43 sight words in this activity. I also put together the Valentine Popcorn Activity as my students need practice blending (cvc) words. Our class just completed DIBELS testing and my students are now required to read nonsense words. The only way students will get better at blending sounds to read the whole word is by continuous practice. Students do need to be exposed to nonsense words often to help them prepare for DIBELS. Reading nonsense words really do force students to use their phonics skills rather than just reading familiar words through memory. I think my students will love the three dimensional popcorn bags as they read and sort real and nonsense words. With every activity or game I design, I always like to include a recording sheet with kid-friendly lined paper. When students record information they are learning, they are also embedding that information into their brains as well as sharing what they have learned. Using recordings sheets and lined paper also helps support proper handwriting and helps students organize information in a meaningful way. I just uploaded these two Valentine activities on my TPT and TN stores. If you have students who need work with sight words or CVC words, you may want to check these out.
. Happy Valentine's Day!!