Another sale that I love is the Teachers Pay Teachers annual back-to-school sale! I had tons of great learning resources and clip art on my wish list, itching to jump into my cart. Now the sale is here and I am ready to go!
Everything in my store is 20% off for the site-wide sale from August 3rd-August 4th. Put in the promo code: BTS15 and get an additional 10% off your cart.
Since teachers spend so much of our own money, I thought it would be nice to put together a great collection of back-to-school freebies. Head over to this post to see the Back-to-School freebie link up. If you have a great back-to-school freebie or blog post, please feel free to link up!
I’ve always been a fan of word walls. I think that they are fantastic resources, but I have not always had the space to utilize them. When I was a special education resource teacher, I worked from a cart in a variety of places. I never had one permanent space to utilize a word wall. I went through a variety of different types of portable word walls- thematic file folders with and without Velcro, words affixed to my cart, a traveling pocket chart, and index cards in strange places. I always seemed to come back to the word rings.
They are portable, yet organized. I like the simplicity of containing all the words on one ring, but the ability to pull it apart and really interact with the same words.
I love the way the word rings lend themselves to grouping words into categories. It creates a great visual for kids when you snap the ring shut on a group of words.
It was natural that I finally got around to creating my own version of the portable word wall. I’ve been creating this product for about a year. I have printed a number of versions and tried them out in a bunch of different ways. I finally decided it was ready to share. The “Grab & Go Portable Word Walls” are available in a small and large version to meet your needs. Here is a quick look below.
I’ll be sharing more about the “Grab & Go” walls soon, but here is a visual tour of some of my ideas…