Thursday, May 31, 2012

Word Wall Headers/Letters

Ohhhh....the word wall! A source of struggles for me for the past few years. I have read so many different opinions as far as: where it should be, what should be on it, what the letters should look like, should it be interactive, should you have more than one!?! So MANY questions and differing opinions!

Here is my solution....why just have one word wall?! My room is not square and it's not a rectangle! WHAT SHAPE IS IT you say?! Well, it has a funky slanted wall, but my room is HUGE!  They hung a big bulletin board over some cubbies that I have. I am sorry. I do not have a picture. (That is on my list for next year...take more pictures.) Anywaaaaay, That board can be seen by my kids from everywhere in the room. So, I wanted to put one of my word walls there. I have that one color coded! I put our high frequency words on yellow, girls names on pink, boys names on blue, and math words on orange.

I made new word wall letter headers for this word wall. You can click on the title page to download your FREEBIE! :-)





My second word wall is an interactive word wall. The kids can take the words off if they want to. It is much lower...easier for them to manipulate....therefore can't really be seen from anywhere in the room. I use the cards from my Letter Land packet on this wall. It has the letter card AND the beginning sound picture card too! You can click on the title page below and it will take you directly to that product in my store. I have a few versions available and actually working on a few more. I have had lots of requests for this to be redone in different backgrounds, colors and fonts. I post them as soon as I get them done.








I would love to hear about your word wall!

56 comments:

  1. Love the fun colors you used for your word walls! :)

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  2. Very cute word wall headers. Thanks for sharing.

    :) Ann

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  3. Thanks for sharing. Love polka dots! You have lots of great ideas. :)

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  4. I love your word wall labels and would love to make my own to go with my theme colors (blue and green). Can you tell me how you made them?
    Thanks,
    Sherry Rich
    sherryrich@optonline.net

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  5. Just put the polkadot letterland pack in my cart! These are perfect!
    ~Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids

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  6. I only have one word wall and it is huge and can be seen form everywhere, but it is not interactive. I printed, laminated, and cut the letters and pictures in your letter land pack and I can't wait to get them up!! BUT now these new letters are so cute..I need something to do with them!! Your stuff is too good :)

    Caitlin
    Kindergarten Smiles

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  7. How do you organize your classroom jobs...I am sure you have something cutesy for that!? :) I am trying to figure out a way to change mine for next year!!

    Me again :)
    Kindergarten Smiles

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  8. We have 3 "word walls"...well, actually one is a "phonics wall", one is a thematic word wall "pocket chart" on a bulletin board so its interactive, and the other one is our "outlaw word" pocket chart (words that don't follow the rules, therefore needing a chant/song and actions to help them spell and learn to read it.

    We started out teaching first grade years ago by having the basic word wall with sight words under each letter and found out that the kids just copied words and they never gained any independence. That developed into our Phonics Wall. Each week we introduce a sound/spelling pattern. We came up with posters for each sound/spelling pattern that includes a picture clue and a clue phrase. We categorized the Phonics Wall into: borry-r vowels, vowel teams, short-vowel markers, blends/digraphs, and "other".

    We just got a new Reading series for next year so we hope to still incorporate this into our curriculum...even though our order of introduction of sounds and sight words will be a bit different.

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  9. Wow! You're awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Your word wall letters are adorable! I have a long rectangular word wall area. I have a pirate themed word wall called "Words We Treasure" in my classroom for all of our high frequency words. I color code the sight words for each unit so they are a different color. I would like to work on an interactive word wall this summer. I have always thought that is a good idea! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  11. Your stuff is so bright and adorable! Easy to look at all year!! Renee

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  12. Thanks so much for another cute freebie! I just bought the letter land pack and can't wait to print everything

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  13. These are great! Would love to have individual lower and uppercase letters. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks for another cute freebie. You are so generous.

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  15. Hello:

    I´m from Spain. Thanx for sharing this cute word wall. Can wait to use it! :)

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  16. LOVE your Word Wall headers! They are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. Oh my thank you for this! Please check out my blog!
    www.learningwithmrschavis.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks for the word wall letters. I'm doing all of my bulletin boards with black paper, so these will really pop!
    Teachin' First

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  19. I LOOOVE your word wall headers! Question.... can you make table signs with those same background designs or tell me where you found the cute clipart you made with them?!!! I love the color schemes and wanted to have a red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple table... and have them numbered "Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, Table 4, Table 5, and Table 6 respectively!" That way I can start off with reviewing colors, then start teaching numbers... and I can change them out throughout the school year to help teach a certain skill! =)

    Jessica

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  20. And I LOVE your idea of color coding the words! I didn't even think to put our math vocab on there! I love the idea of using the paint chip cards to surround our word wall cards... Have you seen that on pinterest? Great ideas!!! (p.s. I already have the word wall headers printed and laminated for next year! I actually printed off a 2nd copy with 4 letters to a page so I can use them in centers! They are so precious! GREAT JOB!)

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  21. I love your word wall labels and would love to make my own to go with my theme colors (blue and green). Can you tell me how you made them?
    Thanks,
    Sherry Rich
    sherryrich@optonline.net

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  22. I love these word wall letters! I printed them off and plan to use them to update my wall! Question...what font did you use for the polka dot cards? I want to create word cards to match!

    Thanks!
    Nicole

    lanierlions.blogspot.com/

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  23. Thank you for this freebie! I'm doing a polka dot theme next year. I have seen a lot of your things on Pinterest. Glad I found your blog!

    Sarah
    The Eager Teacher Blog
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  24. These are adorable! Cannot wait to get back into my classroom to start decorating...I mean teaching... ha ha after 18 years one must keep it interesting!

    Chris Kazanjian
    http://mrskazanjianskindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  25. Thank you for sharing! So cute!

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  26. Thank you so much! I love these!

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  27. Thank you for sharing! I love these :)

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  28. I love these as well! I'm with a few other commenters. If possible I'd like to know how you made them. I'm doing a red and turquoise theme and would like to recreate these with that theme. Thanks!

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  29. Love the polka dot letters for my word wall! Ready to
    Cut, laminate and display:) Do you have a template for the word cards? I would like them to match the cute letters.
    Thanks!

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  30. Thanks for the world wall headers! They will be perfect for my world wall!

    Sara
    Mrs. M's Kinders

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  31. Thank you, thank you! I've been looking for cute polka dot letters for my theme and am so glad I found these. Thank you for sharing your hard work! :)

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  32. I have been wanting to make these and use this theme for other ideas as well. I have been searching and searching but have had no luck. Can you give me any advice on how to make them or where to buy the template from???
    Thank you! I am glad I found your page!!!!
    Best,
    Nicole
    nrgoodno@yahoo.com

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  33. Yeah! Found this link on Pinterest and am so grateful I did. I love these letters. I can't wait to print, laminate, and get them up on my wall for the new school year. Thank you so much for generously sharing your creativity with all of us!!!!

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  34. Love the letters. I am using color scheme of blue and green only. Would you be so kind to teach me how to do them. Appreciate your help.

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  35. Love the letters. i plan to use a Zebra background with them. Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Thank you for the freebie word wall labels!!! The colors caught my eye!

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  37. I love the word wall cards. I printed them out and used them as labels for my leveled library. I bought new bright blue mini crates from Dollar General and your letters look awesome! I see many others asking for help with making them. I'd also like to know if you bought a digital pack or made them yourself, and what font you used. I'd like to make a few more circles for my chapter book crates.
    Thanks!!
    Lauren
    justaddclipart.blogspot.com

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  38. Thank you for sharing! I just found your Blog; I am so lucky! Please visit anytime!

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  39. Is it possible to make a Word wall sign that matches the letters? I love the letters and I have used them in my classroom but I can't seem to find the "perfect" word wall sign. Thank you so much for the letters! I can't wait for school to start.

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  40. Thank you for sharing. I operate my own in-home preschool and the traditional alphabet-above-the-chalkboard-runner was too long and too big. Your letters will fit perfectly and be so CUTE!!!!!

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  41. I have these letters hanging up on my word wall this year and I. LOVE. THEM.

    Thanks a ton!

    kindergartenkidlets.blogspot.com

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