The ability to decode words is crucial to reading, but a number of high frequency words are still worth learning whole.
For example, some words cannot be “sounded out” in the usual way using phoneme-grapheme correspondences because they have irregular spellings. In these cases, what you see is not what you hear. Not all sight words are phonemically irregular in that way - some are just worth knowing whole because of how frequently they are used.
Download Sight Words List: Kindergarten below.
This kindergarten sight words list can be printed out and kept for reference.
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.C Read common high-frequency words by sight