I knew this series was much more vigorous than what I was used to but it shocked me to see the amount of sight words the kids are expected to learn this year. For the first 2 units it is one word a week, much like what I was use to. The third unit it goes up to 2 words a week. But the 4-6 units, the kids are expected to know 6 words a week. To me that seems like a lot but I'll be jumping in with 2 feet. I have a freebie for you to help you wrap your mind around all the sight words.
Along with this freebie, I've created a couple of items for Teachers Pay teachers that use the words and letter order from Journeys. I would love for you to check them out.
This is 15 weeks worth of homework using the sight words and letter order, I am so excited about this unit. I have been using fluency homework for the past 2 years. I usually throw it together the week before. So I'm excited to have it done for the first semester. If you check it out on TPT, download the preview. It has a freebie of the first week. The first week is all about their name.
The second product I have that uses Journeys is a word work packet.
I'm excited about this unit too. It has activities for the whole year. So I have word work stations done for the year. That's exciting to me!
I also thought I would share a few of my friends products too. There are a lot of great resources on TPT for Journeys.
- The first is from Lori at Teaching with Love and Laughter. This is what you need to get started with Journeys. (She has a fantastic scope and sequence. I wish I had seen it earlier.) Journeys Through the Year Kindergarten Edition. Click on the title to go to the unit. It is awesome. Lori also has a sight word sentence unit. Kindergarten Journeys Sentence Puzzles. Check it out.
- The next on is from Erica at Sprinkles to Kindergarten. It is an alphabet bump game. My kids love love love bump. Check it out by clicking here.
- The last one is from Sarah from Kindergarten Korner. It's Reading Words Around the Rainbow. It's a great way to have the kids practicing all the words they need to know. Check it out by clicking on the title.
So those are the resources I've found so far. I would love to see what you've found or what you're working on. Please link up with your post all about Journeys.