I put up a different word wall this year and I am loving it! My friend, Tammy, over at Dots of Fun has these great letter shape boxes.
They were perfect for my word wall! I like that they have color lining the edges of the boxes. Color helps students remember the words- like "how" is the blue one and "who" is the red one.
The boxes are shaped to fit the type of letter: small, tall or those that fall. The shape can also be helpful to students when learning words. Tammy made the boxes white and you just add text boxes to them. You get to the pick the colors you want for the edges. Super easy and they look fantastic! After printing them, I glued them to black paper to make them stand out more since I was using my board as the background.
Tammy has made these great little shape boxes for the Dolch sight word lists and for the Fry word lists.
Click on the picture above or click here to be taken to Tammy's store to check out her Letter Shape Boxes! This link will take you to the Dolch 1st grade list since that is what I used on my word wall. But if you are needing the other Dolch lists or the Fry lists, they are there at her store too! And Tammy's Letter Shape Boxes are on sale right now!! How great is that?
In Honor of 9/11
Today is the 12th anniversary of that tragic day in September. I want to honor those injured, who lost their lives and those that served helping and protecting that day.
Do you remember where you were that day? I was teaching my second grade class when a teacher's aide came to tell me what had happened. It was shocking, but the way this country came together to help one another through tragedy was a beautiful thing.