I found a great resource for my first grade students. It says kindergarten, but some students do not start their letters in the correct spot, which causes confusion. There are several videos and best of all it is auditory and visual!
While your children are at home and you are trying to homeschool, sight word games might be an excellent way to teach unknown words and still have some fun. I will include several posts of games to play!
Try playing hopstotch as a sight word game. When your child hops to the word, they must tell you the word. You can teach the word and keep them at that spot or send them back to the beginning.
Beach ball sight word toss. Take a beach ball and write sight words on it with a Sharpie. Toss the ball back and forth and whever their hands land, they must read the word. Using a Sharpie is permanent, so if you want to write different words, you can try a dry erase marker or tape the words to the ball.
Your child should have a login for Raz-Kids.com. This is a wonderful website and best of all, the book are in color! If your child reads, please keep a log and I will reward with classroom "bucks" each day. I will be uploading a log form that you can print if you woud like, otherwise a simple piece of paper, with the name of the book and your signature each day will suffice.
During this time of not being able to meet with my students, I will be posting activities that can be done at home. I will be uploading sight word lists for your convenience. I will also provide links to videos that you may find useful.
One of your best ways to contact me because you do not have to log onto the district page and add a password, is to message me on my webpage from Facebook titled, Mrs. Peale the Bookworm. I will post daily from there also and hopefully you will be able to click on links.
I can't say enough about trying to stay calm and breathe. The simple act of breathing does so much for your body when you take deep breathes. I will truly miss your child and am crushed that we cannot keep meeting. I work with wonderful students that demonstrate that they care about their learning. This would be a reflection of you and what you have instilled in them.
A fun way to keep reading is to read a recipe with your child and make it! My first degree is Family and Consumer Science and trust me, cooking with children is a fun way to read. Encourage them to re-read the recipe as needed, but cooking opens up a whole new vocabulary that benefits the stomach. I know you may have a family recipe that is memorized, but try a new recipe that promotes reading. I taught both my children as small children and they would have to stand on a chair to help!