This is a simple and fun way to encourage and celebrate sight word knowledge!   It is a whole lot easier than the sight word gems!   I went to a Dr. Jean workshop and came back with a bunch of good ideas! This is one of them!

The “wallet” is made out of a simple piece of copy paper.
 I copied the sight words on green paper – like money.
(I have downloadable copies below.)
Turn the paper over so that the printed side is down.
 Fold the paper up, about an inch from the top, forming a long “pocket.”
 Staple the sides.
I have each child read the sight words to me.   If they know the sight word – they earn the sight word dollar.  Oh how wonderful to be so rich with words!!

I let the children decorate the outside of their paper wallet.  There is an interest to now “sew” their wallets.

Grab your downloads of the sight word “dollars” inside the Fairy Dust subscriber’s Member’s Library!  You will find them in the PDF Library.