Word Wall Awesomeness

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  1. Jem

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    I made a word wall this year on an extra chalkboard I have. I wasn't sure how I was going to use it, but it just happened yesterday. Third graders are forever asking how to spell words, I have realized. I got tired of spelling them out loud-I don't mind, but it's slow and not effective. So I started to write them down on tiny post it notes. The kids would use the post it, and then stick it on the word wall. I will never have to write 'Jonas Brothers' or 'sponge' again! Unless the sticky wears off, of course. Now the kids can just grab the post it, bring it back to their desk, and return it. Brilliant! I'm probably late in this idea, but it's fantastic.
     
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    I do something similar. I have small velcro dots that I place on the back of small index cards that I write my words on and the other part of the velcro onto a triboard because I have no BB's. Kids can pull off the cards and then stick them back up when done.
     
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    That's great!! Wow, awsome ideas
     
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    Thanks for sharing your ideas !! :) I love this website.
     
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    dangit, I wish I had thought of this
     
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    Jem, do you have a picture of your word wall? It sounds like a neat idea!
     
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    I love word walls- my words go up on the wall after studying a pattern or word family, also high freq words and sight words. Kids should be encouraged to use what they know about spelling other words to figure out how to best spell words. I tell them to do their best if they can't find the word on the word wall...
     
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    Does anyone know where I could get a list of sight words for 3rd grade? I haven't found one in my room anywhere. The person before me retired, and I'm not finding a lot that was left behind!
     
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    I have the one my school is using if you PM me I will stend it to you. It has a lot of words but a lot of them are great!!!
     
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    Yep! Here you go. We have even more words today-I've almost gone through an entire post-it pad. If it's a daily word, I'll ask them to look it up. But if it's a word that they will not likely find in the dictionary we use, then I write it down. They are getting very good at checking out the wall before asking me for a word. I love it!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikuppman/2801337369/in/set-72157606973604984/
     
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    I saw this on your classroom photos. It was so cute! What a good idea, Jem!
     

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