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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Word Wall Reveal

Well school has officially begun here in Texas and it is wonderful to get my family back on schedule and my new little class of cuties into routine. This year I am girl heavy with 9 girls and 5 boys. They are a wonderful group of 4 year olds and I can't wait to get to know them better. I have one student yet to meet who should arrive in the morning but otherwise my group is energetic, full of life and typical four year olds with a love of learning and for the Lord. The families I am working with have done an excellent job with these little guys. So far we have practiced our procedures, learned how to properly play in centers, used our crayons, markers and pencils with success and had fun getting to know each other. Tommorrow each of my kiddos will get their chance to add their name to my new word wall that is why I am revealing it to you today! Since my classroom is also a Sunday school room I have some restrictions on what I am allowed to do, this being said I have gotten somewhat creative in making sure my room has everything it needs for school. Drum roll please........
Here it is, all bright and colorful just waiting for words and names to be displayed and studied! I made this word wall with animals so that the visuals and first words would be familiar to the children. It is a very simple black frame printed on bright paper then laminated. I attached the animal and word before laminating since I knew that is what I wanted. This display had to be placed on my cabinets towards the back of the room and out of reach of children due to my restrictions. However I am going to allow the children to carefully use the stepstool to add their names and then I will add the rest of the words from then on. I should mention that all the words will have a picture since this is a Pre-K word wall. Their name plates will alo have a picture of them. Hence why I had to reveal this without words on it.
Hanging the pieces for this word wall on cabinets had its challenges. First there is no true center to place the header, oh well I will just have to live with that. Then there are the handles which I carefully cut as little as possible off the letter card. But the hardest was figuring out how to open the cabinets with this word wall covering the doors. I carefully used a razor blade to slice down the cards that needed to be cut then moved the smaller piece over just a touch so the doors would open with ease. You can see that until you are right up near it you would never know I had done this. I also have a half a roll of mavelous tape (yes, that is spelled correctly)to thank for holding these cards up without damage to the cabinet facing. All in all I am very pleased with how this has turned outy, ideally I would place it a the childrens eye level but this will have to be good enough for this year. To get a copy of this word wall for $1.50 visit my TpT store using this link: SIMPLE WORD WALL TPT And be on the lookout for my set of picture vocabulary word cards to use with this word wall and for many other activities. I should have them posted this weekend. Till next time, Christine

2 comments:

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  2. I LOVE picture based word walls! I had a "typical" wall up for half the year last year and NOBODY used it. I switched to pictures and the kids wouldn't stop using it! I like the idea of adding their names and pictures. I'm your newest follower!

    Becky
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