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Learning sight words can be fun and exciting with this system!  Just $3 for years of use!!  Check out the full description below the links!!!  🙂

Order at TpT Link: Sight Words – Work Hard for the Money ($3 – TpT)

OR ..

Order HERE! Sight Words – Work Hard for the Money! (.pdf file)

24 pages: -folder label templates: just print, add names, and glue to folders! -sight word money: 100 prepared sight words money/flash cards, 1 page of blank money/flash cards – print on green paper! -time cards: 3 weeks per time cards (2 time cards per sheet), "positions" include Word Review, Word Manager, and ABC CEO - print on colored paper, add the name/date and fill out! -2 promotion certificates: one for Word Manager promotion, one for ABC-CEO promotion!



All you need is colored paper, file folders, scissors, and some glue!   Print all the sheets on the colors of your choice, then cut and put together the folders.  I have shown my assembled ones below!

This is a fun and interactive tool to encourage students to learn sight words while “earning” sight word money!

I have included in the file:

time cards (students can start as Word Reviewers and be promoted to Word Managers and even ABC CEOs!  There are stars on the promoted time cards to designate their position at Sight Word, Inc.!)

sight word money (100 sight words, PLUS 1 page designated to blank sight word money so that you can write your own!)

labels for front and inside of folders (students can write their own names or the teacher can prepare this part!)

promotion certificates (two certificates have been included for when students are promoted to Word Manager and ABC-CEO!)


100 Words:
the, of, and, a, to, in, is, you, that, it, he, was, for, on, are, as, with, his, they, I, at, be, this, have, from, or, one, had, by, words, but, not, what, all, were, we when, your, can, said, there, use, an, each, which, she, do, how, their, if, will, up, other, about, out, many, then, them, these, so, some, her, would, make, like, him, into, time, has, look, two, more, write, go, see, number, no, way, could, people, my, than, first, water, been, called, who, am, its, now, find, long, down, day, did, get, come, made, may, part

Next, you just have to determine how you will use this system….

-How many times do they have to get the word correct to “earn” the money?

-Will you have a designated “shopping day” in the classroom for the students to spend their money?   (A redemption stamp could be used to stamp the front or back of the money to show that it has been used and still keep the money in the pocket… maybe even put a pocket on the back for money that has been redeemed!)

-Will you promote the students from reviewer to manager to CEO?  Will you have shiney star stickers to place on the promoted time cards?

So much fun and learning to be had!  Enjoy!!   And leave some comments below!  🙂 🙂


When my oldest munchkin went to kindergarten she didn’t have very much experience using scissors – it wasn’t something I intentionally avoided, it just wasn’t something I hadn’t encouraged or thought about teaching her – LOL!!

So here is a file that can help prepare kids for kindergarten or continue to develop their skills while creating a simple craft!  Distribute the sheets, let the students cut the shapes and match them up and glue onto the template sheet.

There are four files to print / copy (just make sure to figure out how many copies of each page you need):

Simple Cuts – flower (FREE)

Simple Cuts - flower (4)

Page 1 – Template (one per student)

Simple Cuts - flower (3)

Page 2 – Print on green (one section per student)

Simple Cuts - flower (2)

Page 3 – Print on flower color (one section per student)

Simple Cuts - flower (1)

Page 4 – Print on yellow (one circle per student)

Need a rainbow background?  Check out what I created below!  It is a .jpeg image so feel free to use!!    Just don’t forget to follow my blog and tell your friends!  🙂

Rainbow background

Quick easy activity sheet!   Roll the dice and color the space!   Download for FREE in the first link below or head over to my TpT store via the second link!

Ride the Rainbow (FREE .pdf)

Ride the Rainbow (FREEBIE at TpT)

Ride the Rainbow


Roll the dice!  Read the word!   Write the word!   Play until one of the words reaches the last box!  That word is the winner of the race!!

These activity sheets allow kids to build the following skills:

  • motor skills
  • reading skills
  • writing skills

Check out the FREEBIE sample file and the link to the full version below!

Roll & Race – Fry’s 100 Sight Words – Preview

Roll & Race – Fry’s 100 Sight Words – Full Version

Roll and Race - Fry's 100 Sight Words - Preview

Identifying nonsense vs. real words has been an important part of my kindergartener’s year!  Below are links to worksheets that I created for practice!  The first link is for a one page FREEBIE and the second page has 9 pages of practice!

You can use the packet for:
-once per month assignment for 9 months
-once per week assignment for 9 weeks
-9 assignments during a related chapter

Dab the REAL words! (FREEBIE)

Dab the REAL words! (9 pages)

(FYI – The first page of the packet is the only page that is the same as the Freebie version.)

Dab the REAL word

Kids love to see their names and write their names!  I created two activity sheets for kids to practice not only writing their names, but also counting the letters and using tally marks!  Check it out below!

Name Activity Sheet – Bus – Teachers Pay Teachers

Name Activity Sheet – Bus & Train

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