Where is your word wall?

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  1. snickydog

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    I'm just curious as to where you put your word wall in your classroom. I've had it on the chalkboard and also above it. There have been pros and cons to both. Where do you prefer to put yours?
     
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    On a large bulletin board that took up the whole wall.
     
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    I put mine on a blank wall that I had.
     
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    My room has magnetic white boards and I have dedicated a portion of one for my word wall. I like the words on magnets because the children can take the words down, I can move them around or take them down for testing. It also helps with spacing.
     
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    I like to have mine at student level so they can take the word to their seats for spelling.

    In my old room, I had a wall of cabinets that I covered with laminated butcher paper and attached the words with velcro for portability.

    In my current room, I have yet to find a good place for it. Thankfully our new math curriculum doesn't take up an entire wall like Saxon did, so maybe I'll be able to have a functional WW this year!
     
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    I had mine on cabinets in the classroom.
     
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    One of the window blinds in my room does not work so I use it to hang the word wall on.
     
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    I had mine on a chalkboard I wasn't using. I put the letters on large magnets from Vista Print, and then the kids wrote the words on post-it notes. They could take the post-it back to their seat with them and then stick it back up again. They were small enough that we could fit a ton on the board.

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    I use a whiteboard with magnetic words. I like it bcause I can use a dry erase to add and delete other words.
     
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    I have mine above my white board. All the kids can see it from there. They have personal word walls in their writing notebooks, so they don't need to be able to take the words off the wall.
     
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    My word wall was on my lockers. I used magnets so the words could be used for spelling, if needed. My words are on popcorn pieces and are called "popcorn words." (Because they are words that pop-up and we use they a lot.)

    I am changing it for next year because I am sick of looking at it. I am working on Lima Bean words because my theme is "A Bad Case of the Stripes".
     

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