Second Grade Nest: Setting Up.... Word Walls

Friday, July 24, 2015

Setting Up.... Word Walls

Blogging here for my summer Setting Up series! I am having so much fun collecting ideas and sharing them with you. Today, we are going to chat about classroom word walls. There are many different options for word walls, but the vast majority of primary classrooms use word walls for sight words and high frequency words. I will show a few ideas for math word walls or even content words. I hope you find some great ideas today! 

If anyone is like me, setting up the word wall is MUCH easier than keeping up with the word wall throughout the year. I can help you with the first part and merely give you motivation to keep up with it during your busy school year. ;-) 
Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students


Word Wall Tips  
These three pins are little tips for setting up your word wall. 
Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Scholastic)
If you have very limited space in your classroom, this is a great idea. Put your word wall on a ring. Your students will use the word wall as they need and you save wall space.

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Creating Readers and Writers)
This idea is great. Her blog post talks about the importance of using different colors on the word wall to help students differentiate the types of words, such as contractions, sight words, names, and more!

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Rainbows Within Reach)
This blog post has lots of ideas, kind of like this one! Click through for ideas on setting up environmental word walls!

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Yeehaw Teaching in Texas)
I predict a trip to the dollar tree to pick up an index card holder. What a good idea to hold all the word wall words until they are used!



Setting Up The Wall 
Here is the fun part! This is the part we are all really excited about. The summer set up. The cute and fun taping, decorating, and measuring. Here are several different ways to assemble your word wall. 
Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten)
Tape on the white board is a new VERY popular route to go. Such a great idea!

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Moore Fun in Kindergarten)
I love how this is at the kids' eye level!

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Live Laugh Learn)

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Teach Two Reach)

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Teachery Tidbits)

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Simply the Middle)

http://firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.com/search/label/Bulletin%20Boards
(Source: First Grade Blue Skies)
Out of room on your wall?
Jennifer suggested putting your word wall on your ceiling!

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: Flamingo Fabulous)

Setting up word walls for back to school classroom organization- get inspiration and ideas for setting up your sight word wall for primary and intermediate students
(Source: First Grade Fresh)


For all of these ideas and MORE,
check out my CLASSROOM WORD WALLS Pinterest board.
https://www.pinterest.com/jessicalea30/classroom-word-walls/


3 comments:

  1. What a great post! You've shown an excellent variety of styles. My question: which words do you use - high frequency, vocabulary, Dolch, Fry? Thanks for your time. piccolal@bellsouth.net

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  2. I just set up google alerts for my blog and was going through the list of all mentions - almost all by me..haha..but then I saw this! Made my day that my word wall was featured. :) Amna (Teach Two Reach) Thanks!

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  3. I have a question about how you store word wall cards on clothespins? Are they organized by letter in zip lock bags? I currently use tiny clothespins, but they break as my WW is interactive. Thanks!

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