Phase three introduced popcorn words!
|New words being introduced stay on my large group easel until the kids are familiar with them and then they move to the popcorn wall.|
I begin in the Fall with our thematic charts and as the year continues I just add the new charts but LEAVE up the old ones. I'm always encouraging the kids to use these charts to help them with their writing.
I've just added the February and Dinosaur words to our wall. There is still 1/3 of the wall left for our remaing topics this year. It is amazing how often the kids use words from various charts to help them with their writing about other topics. The other day I had a student writing about a skeleton (from our dino words) and the skeleton was wearing winter clothing that the student found on one of our charts made in January. I love to see their creativity flourish as a result of using the wall as a reference in their writing! We've just begun our outer space word chart complete with pictures of space items that the kids illustrated themselves. Can't wait to share with you! Have a great weekend!