are you ready?
Don't get me wrong- when used as a teaching tool vs. decoration- a word wall is awesome.
What makes it so bad is the fact that many words do not want to hang out on the word wall.
They don't want to be taped to it,
stapled to it,
pinned to it,
hot glued to it,
or velcroed (not a real word) to it.
A few times I have heard in conversation
"I can't get the cards to stay"
"I don't have room"
Never fear- Crafty Squirrel is here!!!
I have moved rooms three times and I have taken my word wall with me each time.
Wanna see it?
OK, you twisted my arm.
But be patient- because since I redid it, I have lots of pictures.
I don't like fooling around with stuff that falls- so usually I have my glue gun in my holster
but since I add words in front of the children- there is a potential for lawsuit there.
I use a foam insulation board.
Yep- you've seen it when they are building houses:
I then purchased a $5 twin sheet from Wally World.
Ever wonder why they put that big ol sheet in that tiny ol bag?
Bleck- irons are evil....EVIL!
anyway, I got out all the wrinkles-
laid it on the floor
put the foam board inside
and used ....
nope- not fabric glue-
but a staple gun.
Squirrels, how are you gonna get that thing to stay on the wall???
You are not going to believe me, but I am going to tell you anyway-
6 command strips.
AND it is on the wall directly above my HVAC!!!
|Don't look at the yellow and red word wall- thing- that's from my "old room".|
it was there for 3 solid years- all winter, all summer, with 6 command strips.
Here's something important.
When you purchase it, it is going to have this thin film of plastic on it-
DON't TAKE THAT OFF- that is what the strips stick to.
So after getting my Word Wall banner glued to ribbon
The letters are on there with staples
and when I add each word card, I use a push pin. It goes right into the foam and stays there until I take it out for the summer-
(We have only done procedure this week- as soon as I teach them "a word" I will add it).
This is the set that is used for the Word Wall- By Katie from Queen of the First Grade Jungle
There is NO WAY in the world that it could have been any more perfect than it is!
I showed her a fabric I bought and she said "Oh I have something you might like"
I fell in love!
So I have this set to publish because I have somewhere to be at 8pm (CENTRAL...Hadar, google it) <3 p="p">And I don' t think I will be able to post after I am done with that engagement-
I hope it works- I have never scheduled a post before.....
Tomorrow is a work day- I am finally going to tell you all about those cups....I bet you are on the edge of your seat!!!3>