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The Importance of Word Walls

I am always fascinated by the power that word walls can have on the learning pace of our kids. It can do so much for us that I think that it is a great idea to make one. Do you all know about it? Well today's post on WORD WALLS will show you the benefits of having one!
 Are all teachers, educators and parents aware of this great learning tool? How much do you know about them? Well I think that this is something worth blogging about so let's get a few ideas in here.

What is a Word Wall?

My own way of explaining this would be that a word wall is a wall where word cards are placed for visual reference. Beth Lewis from k6educators describes it as a wall that teachers designate"...for displaying commonly used vocabulary and/or sight words in large print so that all students can read the words from their desks." According to Lewis the wall helps students to get familiar with the vocabulary and to reinforce it visually.

Types of Word Walls

The type of word wall that you crea…


Mardi Gras Mini Book

Mardi Gras, Carnival, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, call it what you wish it is the same  celebration of fun and feasting that takes place before the season of Lent. In my country of Trinidad and Tobago we celebrate with our Calypso and Soca music, fetes, steel pan competitionsand many street parades.
This year I have many favorite Soca renditions, but the one I will call my super favorite is sung by Machel Montano. Click the Youtube link below to hear this energetic and infectious music!

If you wish to hear some more great Soca music just type 'Soca Mix 2013'  in Youtube.

Well enough of this and on to my Mardi Gras mini book

This mini book gives kids some facts about what takes place for Mardi Gras. It can be used in your Social Studies lesson or as a guided reading activity. It contains such terms as floats, doubloon, jester and souvenirs. Also included are 10 face masks for your students to decorate with feathers and a little glitter dust.
For more informa…