It's a handy and easy-to-use resource for kids who love to write!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Name Wall
A first grader's name is about the most important word in the world to them. The names of their friends are up there as well, and of course they want to know how to spell each and every one. Instead of integrating all 23 names into my word wall, I have a name wall. (Okay, so it's not really a wall. It's more like a poster. Nothing fancy.) I think separating names from the word wall makes them easier to locate, especially for those who get overwhelmed by the presence of numerous words. Location is really important too. Our name wall is displayed by our writing station, and the kids frequently use it as a reference during the Work on Writing portion of Daily 5 if they choose to write notes and letters to each other. What's more, I've added the names of our principal, secretary, PE teacher, music teacher, and librarian (as well as my own) to the name wall, so kids will at times choose to write to them as well.