Adventures in First Grade

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Small Groups

Last week we finally finished going over, and over, and OVER procedures with workstations!!  I have actually been able to meet with groups this week, and...gasp...not be interrupted!! 

I wanted to share my jumping off point with one of my groups.  I ordered from Scholastic the Fall Sight Words Books.  They are great!  Each book focuses on two sight words with an autumn theme. 

Well, I noticed that the size of these books would work perfectly with Nicole, from First Grade O.W.L.s', folder holders! is my folder holder:

On the inside left hand pocket, I made sight word flash cards that correspond with the books:

The right hand pocket holds the sight word books:

I was inspired by The Moffatt Girls to create color by number sight words to go with each book:

This small group of firsties really enjoyed their book (I assigned each child one title) and the color by number activities.  These books have really boosted their reading confidence. 

I hope that you have enjoyed this glimpse into my small group time. 

Happy Tuesday!!


  1. Hi Mrs. Nunley,

    This is a great idea! Thank you for posting it. And I also appreciate the links to the other sites. I haven't yet seen the Scholastic books, but now I'll be on the look out for them. This certainly is the time for sight word practice!
    I'm a new follower on your site! You can check out mine below.
    First Impressions

  2. Thanks, Dee! I love the ideas you have on your blog! I've become a follower! Have a great day!!

  3. HI Dee,
    Thanks for the shout out. If you want to link to the sight words here it is:
    Thanks DEE!