Our district uses Harcourt Trophies as our reading series. I am knew to my district's kindergarten program. We have been in school since August 20th. So far 5 sight words have been introduced with only 9 by Christmas. I had planned on using the Dolch sight word list and going out on my own but wanted to see what you all are doing. How do you manage sight words and at what pace? I know the teacher's guide is just that, a guide, but I don't want to overwhelm my students and parents either. Many of my kids came not knowing many letters or sounds. Most of them are picking things up quickly, but if I left it to the guide I don't think they will be anywhere near where they need to be by the time of testing in December. The reading series doesn't finish the letters until the end of the year. Anyone else using this series? What do you do?