Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tips for Teachers Weekly Linky - Organization - Word Wall

Kelsea over at Teacher Gems has started this wonderful weekly linky for tips for teachers.  I have so much to share, so here goes!  I think I'm going to share one or two tips a week.  Since I already have my tech tips on Tuesdays, I'm going to focus on the other categories.

Usually I'll make my posts on Thursdays, but I wasn't ready for it this week.  I wonder why...

Anyway, here's my first tip!

I had a difficult time trying to figure out which category my tip would fall under.  I finally settled on organization.  I'll tell you why after I show you my tip.

I have the perfect solution for hanging up words on your word wall!!

My first few years, I climbed up on the ladder and hung each word one by one.  Lots of tape.  Lots of time.  And lots of frustration!

That's when another teacher in my building shared how she hung her words.  Staple, glue, whatever you want to a sentence strip.  Then you just have to hang the sentence strip with all your words.  I found I could fit 8-9 words on a sentence strip depending on spacing.

It probably took a quarter of the time to hang up my words this way.  So easy!

Soooo... I chose organization because I can organize my words on the sentence strip before hanging them up.  I chose not to alphabetize the words under each letter, but you could.

I guess this is more of a time-saving tip, but it still fits!

So, what is your favorite organizational or time-saving tip you use in your classroom?

Now, head on over to Kelsea's page to see this week's tips for teachers!

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  1. Great tip, Cheryl! This seems like a much better way to hang all those words! Thanks so much for linking up with me this week!

    1. It is such a genius idea. I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it sooner.