Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Welcome to my blog, Hadar!

Hi everyone! I'm Hadar from Miss Kindergarten and I'm excited to be swapping blogs with Lori today! Lori is such an amazing blogger and friend! She is so inspirational, so I feel extra special being here today! Today I'm going to share with you about an integral part of any primary aged classroom and how I use word walls in my class. Word Walls Make them large and an important part of your classroom! Your students will not only learn the importance of words and how they play a role in our everyday lives, but they can also use word walls as a reference in writing, reading and more! Here are some tips on how to create word walls in your classroom!
Incorporate pictures and letters into your word walls:
Add your students names and pictures onto your word walls.
Words to know by heart:
Set up word walls for different grade levels {Like Lori herself! This is actually a picture from her classroom :)}. Each grade level has their own color:
Display a board of sight words:
{source} The wonderful Debbie Clement has a whole blog post dedicated to different word walls she's see. To see even more word walls click {here} Important things to remember:
1. Start your word wall by adding the students' names in your class. Have your students help you decide where their name belongs. It is a great way to teach letter to sound correspondence and helps your students feel like they are a part of the class.
2. Always teach a word before adding it to the word wall.  In order for the word wall to benefit your students, they need to know what words are on the wall. If your theme for the week is color words, add the words as you teach each color. 
3. Practice reading words from the wall. I love using songs in the classroom, so I came up with some songs to practice reading words from our word wall. I use these songs when we have a few minutes left at the end of the day, or during a transition into a new lesson.
You can get a copy of my word wall songs by clicking on the picture below:
For more songs in the classroom check out my compilation I have available in my TpT store!
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  1. Great, informative post, Hadar! So glad you stopped by!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. Yes! I had to minimize my word wall when I moved into a tiny classroom but I am sure to put them up somewhere where the students can take them down and put them back up, I find that so important.
    I hope you ladies can join my linky party this week, bring on your classroom photos! Hope to see you there!
    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

  3. I don't have much BB space, so my word wall is actually "word windows" ;)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. I love all of these different word walls! Thanks for sharing, Hadar!
    Teaching With Style

  5. Love your songs, Hadar! So cute and creative. :) Thanks so much for sharing.

    Sugar and Spice


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