Thinking “Outside” The Classroom
A sensory Walk for Sight Words The primary grades (K-2) are a pivotal time in a child’s academic development. During these formative years, we as educators require them to learn core standards at a fast pace while reaching cognitive and developmental milestones at appropriate grade levels. Due to funding and resource constraints within our public school districts, it is often difficult to help students achieve those milestones, standards, and growth expectations with fewer resources at our disposal. One of the most common problems that I have noticed as an educator is the inability of my students to master their required sight word reading despite different teaching strategies implemented within the classroom setting. Simply sending home a list of Dolch pre-primer words and going over them twice daily as a whole and small group is no longer yielding optimal results. I believe the best approach to this problem would be to think outside the box and come up with a new strategy.