I’m working on setting up my room for preschool starting in September. Wow, did summer go fast! One of the new materials this year from Experience Curriculum (formerly Mother Goose Time) are Word Wall cards. I’m taking a different approach with my cards due to the lack of wall space in my center. I’ll show you my word wall to binder method.
Word Wall to Binder Saves Space
Each month the Experience Preschool curriculum features three letters. This year these are the materials sent for those three letters.
I’m not going to have room for a word wall so I will display three letters at a time each month and then move them to the binder.
My little literacy center is shown below. I change the materials here often so it doesn’t get boring. Having a mixed age group, it’s hard to have everything out that I’d like, but we have additional writing materials (markers and pencils) on the art cart in the kitchen.
In the basket are some crayons, more photo and word phonics cards, My Little Journals (also from Experience Curriculum), and the cardboard hands on letters that we’ll use for September. The letters we’ll focus on this month are A, B, and H. I’ll have those Word Wall cards on display throughout the month. Then when I put up the new cards in October, I will move the “Word Wall to binder”.
This way we can meet the needs of little learners by making words available for reading and writing even though they are not on a growing wall display.
As you can see first I punched the holes for the letter cards all on the same side as you normally do. Then I realized when I opened the binder that it would be better to punch them on the opposite side so that you could see the letter and the words together.
Yes, it kind of makes me crazy that I have holes punched on both sides but I shall cope!
My mini binder measures 7″ x 9″. We’ll use the binder at circle time and in our writing center.
I hope you found this little tip helpful. Follow my blog for more ideas for your child care and preschool.
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