I'm joing Ms. M's linky party as my very first time as a participant! Yahoo! Even though it's the end of the year and I already took one of them down, I decided to put all the words back up just to take a picture for this. Here is my sight word "popcorn" word wall. We learn songs to learn how to spell each of these words over the course of the year. Then they go up on our wall. I also put the students' names on this wall but have taken them down already. There are magnets on the back for when I was in my old room that had a magnetic white board. I had to improvise this year and had to use those sticky clips instead to make the words moveable. That way my thinkers can take the words down to work with them if they need to.
We also have a sight word popcorn game that we play with these words that I have blogged about below. I plan on sprucing it up a bit more with a colored background next year. With moving classrooms this year, it was not a top priority.
My other word wall is on the opposite end of the room on our closet doors and is an environmental print word wall.
At the beginning of the year, many kinder thinkers are nervous because they don't know how to read. I help them to ease the transition into reading and help them to see themselves as readers through a unit on environmental print. For this activity, students are sent home with a baggie and are asked to bring back 5 environmental print words that they cut from boxes, magazines, wrappers, and newspapers. Since they can read these words, they begin to see themselves as readers.
Then we spend some time figure out what letter to put each item underneath. They love this word wall especially in the beginning of the year. They also use it throughout the year when they are finding words around our room to write down during our read the room write the room center.
So there are my word walls. I'm looking forward to checking out some other blogs who link up for Ms. M's ward wall linky party!