A Word Wall is so important in the lower elementary classroom. When I was designing Erin’s Stick Kids classroom, we knew that we needed to find a wall that would be perfect to display all of the words the children would be learning throughout the school year.
The Word Wall needed to be close to the children’s Writing Center. I knew that in order for the Writing Center to be an effective tool for the students, it needed to be in the same proximity to the Word Wall. I ended up chosing a stark cinder block wall and turned it into an eye-popping focal point!
This is what I came up with!
Using an alphabet line is such a great way to make a great Word Wall! I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this. It is probably my favorite part of this entire classroom!
I used a crayon border to edge the alphabet line – just to make it look more substantial on the wall AND I wanted to tie it in with the bright color scheme of the room.
Erin and I chose to make this Word Wall interactive. We used plastic Command Hooks and stuck one underneath each letter. Next, we used CTP’s yellow rings and tied colorful ribbons the each one. Not only was this a functional choice, but the colorful ribbon made a decorative statement as well! Last, we used the crayon border and cut each crayon apart. We wrote first grade sight words on each crayon and hot glued them to clothespins. We attached the words to the ribbon to create a beautiful and functional focal point in Erin’s classroom!
Now, the children have the ability to take the words on and off the Word Wall to use while they are writing!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!