Thursday, January 19, 2012

Word Wall Word *Freebie*


Wow, what a day!  Took some orchestrating but with the help of a dear friend and a wonderful Granny it all worked out just fine.  Two things you need to know:

1. Hub's surgery went very well - the pain in his leg {nerve} is GONE! 
2. Fourth graders do A LOT of HARD work at school which equates to a MOUNTAIN of homework to catch up on after missing three days of school...{we climbed. we conquered.}

I slept maybe two winks last night...

So this will be short.

I do a weekly newsletter. In that newsletter I put the following week's word wall words.  I usually put a blurb in there about how important it is to practice the word wall words nightly {Because it is}.  How if you recognize the words quickly - you'll read more fluently {Because you will}, and fluent readers more easily comprehend what they read {Yup}. 

I felt like I should provide something specific for the parents to do at home with these high frequency words - while it might seem obvious to us teachers what could be done to build automaticity, isn't necessarily obvious to our accountant, doctor, or mortician parents. 

I decided to steal borrow what my own son's first grade teacher has us do nightly with their weekly words  It's specific, it's quick and it's effective. No worries, being the nice teacher that she is, she told me to use anything she sends home and often times sends me an electronic copy...isn't she the sweetest? {Click on the pictures below to grab a pdf copy}

No Dates
An example of one with dates.
When you look at it in Google Docs it doesn't look very cute - but when you actually download it - the fonts are cuter!! {Of course, who could make something without cute fonts?!?}

If you like it, but want to be able to tweak it yourself, let me know and I can always send you an editable copy...I tweaked mine, so I understand it you want/need to tweak one for yourself!

It's almost Chai Tea Friday girlies!!!!!!!!!



  1. Very cool!
    Do you have a reading series? (or do you have FREEDOM?) hee hee

    I am glad to hear your hubby's surgery went well!


    Going Nutty!

  2. So glad your hub's surgery went well!!!
    You should sleep tonight!!
    Thanks for the freebie!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. Yay for successful surgeries! I'm glad all is well.
    Good idea with the freebie. Thanks!
    ♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

  4. So glad that everything went well! Thanks for the freebie!

    First Grade Magic

  5. so glad everything went well!!
    And at least you can still help the 4th grader with his hw...there will come a point in time where you have NO idea what is going on! lol!!!
    and thanks for the freebie - I always like to see how other people do their "spelling hw"

    ♥ Jen Ross
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  6. So glad your hub's surgery went well, I've been thinking of you both.
    You should sleep tonight!!
    Thanks for the freebie!

  7. I had my chai tea and a glass of wine :). Thanks for sharing. I'm going to send that home too.

    Grade ONEderful

  8. I gave you an award Miss Holly! Come over and check it out! Happy Saturday!

  9. I just gave you an award!! Head over to my blog Kindergarten Is A Hoot to pick it up!!! :)


  10. OK, first of all.... I heart you! must know that but I really do. I admire how on top of things you are. You are a blogging poster machine, you are always one of my first comments ( thank you, now I know someone is reading my non important stuff) AND always have freebies. I am still so afraid of posting what I create (going to jail scare me, so) closing of this super long post...I added your blog button to blogs that warm my heart, because I check in on yours daily!
    <3 Stacy
    2nd Grade Paradise

  11. I am happy all went well! Thank you for the *freebie*! You amaze me! =)

    bloggy blessings,

    Heather's Heart


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