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.