Hanging up my word wall has been a struggle for me. Honestly, since I'm so tight on space, I hated giving up so much real estate for Word Wall Words. I ended up putting them on four of my closet doors which frustrated me beyond belief.
Do you know what I could have done with that space? (and they aren't even big doors!)
My colleagues put them across their white boards. Didn''t work for me since I used them for Boggle and such.
I saw a great pic showing them UNDER the white board. I really love this!
But again, after much thought, that really wouldn't be ideal either since I have book bins, carts, etc. that have to be against the wall. (If I had the space, I would so do that!) I saw portable ones and all sorts of clever "walls." But my search is over and it's not rocket science. I just had a Responsive Classroom workshop a few days ago in a room with the words posted ABOVE the boards in that empty space.
So, this is my new plan and I am happy.
And did I mention happy?
One Drawback: Since I add only 5 words weekly, this will require a ladder each week. Since I am under 5 foot, I guess I'm used to that!
I always think meetings should be rotated to different classrooms so we get to peek inside. Yes, we go to each other's rooms but when you are sitting in a long meeting, you really get to "see" the room, you know?
1. My husband and I just handed in our first historical fiction novel today for ABDO. A fun project and it was great working with John. He's a fellow teacher having taught Middle School English for 15 years before becoming a media specialist in same district last year. He's a HUGE history buff so he made it all run smoothly!
2. Heading to Maine for vacation tomorrow and so looking forward to it.
3. I just ate a
Have a great day!