One of the things I love best about Word Walls is that they can be adapted to suit any stage of literacy development. NJoy’s Word Wall includes pictures only. ALuv’s Word Wall was started when he was 3.5 years old. Therefore, there were words on his Word Wall that he knew completely by heart. So this past week, it was time to do some cleaning up of our Word Wall to make room for the new words to come.
What did we do? We had a “Take it off the Word Wall Party”. Okay, so it wasn’t really a party, but we still had fun.
I gave him a yard stick and starting with Aa, we looked for words that he knows how to spell without looking.
He used the yard stick to “scrap” the word off the wall and it would come fluttering down to the floor. Not my best photo (sorry) but, as you can tell, he had such fun!
Here are the words we pulled down: A— (his first name), a, car, dog, go, I, mom, no, out, to, the, & zoo. 12 words! Yay!
So, if your Word Wall is getting rather full, consider having a “Take it off the Word Wall Party” as well. Celebrate the words your child knows together!
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