Friday, May 4, 2012

Word Wall Linky

What to do with word walls!?  A challenge mission has been issued...should you choose to accept it.  I have done many different word walls, currently on version 5.0.  The current word wall is made up of vocabulary words and words we have used for different units of study.  Students have a personal "no excuse" word dictionary that the keep with their writing resources.  The same "no excuse" words are on big posters as well. 

I am noticing the missing title...
On Monday, we introduce the new words and put them on our target wall.  We define them, draw them, use them in a sentence, and find them in our reading.  If we find it in text we are reading, we put a tiny sticky note on the word.  On Friday, the "artists" (a class job) choose six people to illustrate each word and then we add it to the word wall.  
note the "favorite" illustration...they know me so well!

What do you do with your word wall?  Link up and share all about it...@The Teacher's Cauldron

And we finished, "how to" speeches today.  One of my favorites:  "How to Use an Epi Pen."  I have a chickadee with severe nut we can all help in case of an emergency!
We all got to try with the practice epi pen!
Happy Friday,


  1. ok - I LOVE how the words are on different colored paper! makes them stand out and stay organized! LOVE it! And I like the illustration part to it - so I guess you do vocabulary words?
    Thanks for linking up!!

  2. oh - p.s...I'm so glad you caught my intent with the "mission" Your mission, should you accept it, is to sign up for my linky! ha! Hence...the zorro lol

  3. I love your word wall. I'll have to link up! My favorite thing about your wall are the illustrations on each word. I'm starting to get excited for next year!
    Owl Things First

  4. I found your blog from Jen's link and I love your word wall! Especially the blue and pink papers!! Not only are those colors amazing together, but they really make each letter stand out separately! And I like how you have the kids draw illustrations for each word! I did that for one of our vocab units and the kids loved it and came up with such great pictures! I may have to do that for my whole word wall next year! I'm a new follower!

    Lessons with Laughter

    1. Thank you! I do like my wordwall (finally) but I want to add a thin strip in between the boxes...project for later:-)

  5. Cute word wall!! I was wondering where you got the polka dot letters you used? Thanks.

    Miss J

    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

    1. The letters are punch out bulletin board letters. I got them from Lakeshore Learning. I think they are made by the Trend brand.

  6. Ok! Love it!!! I'm sooo doing this. Neat, practical and useful! Thanks!