This is so true for anyone that works with kids and especially at a school! I feel that way about my student teaching kids already!They make my heart over flow! Kids don't have to be biological to bring so much joy and fulfillment to your life!
Big Book Station--these are sight word pointers and are great for finding sight words in books. The children choose a pointer and look for that word as they read. I printed the words on colored cardstock stars and taped them to straws.
Whack-a-word! Call out a word and who ever hits it first with the hammer gets to keep it. Could think of lots of applications for this - recognizing HIT WITH A HAMMER sight words, finding rhyming words, learning vocabulary.even Basic facts for math
An interactive reading board! Each student fills their cup with books they read in and out of school throughout the year! Use paint sample slips from hardware stores! Students can check out their peer cups for ideas. Fill your cup with knowledge!