9 new words are added to the board each week. The board is constantly evolving. I take down words once the majority of the kids have mastered reading and spelling them. Even though the primary objective is that they can read them, the word wall is also their dictionary, so I leave them until they can spell them without looking.
After the whole class has read the words, the "pointer" picks a person to read the words on their own. I have popsicle sticks with their names written on them in a cup in the cupboard beside the words. If the student can read the words with no more than 2 mistakes (the other kiddos help if they struggle) then their stick gets moved to the "passed" cup. If they are still struggling with the words, the stick just goes back into the original cup.
The cups really come in handy. When it comes time to assess the kiddos on their sight & high-frequency word recognition I just have to check the ones who haven't had their stick moved to "passed" yet. Awesome time saver. Since we do this every single day - the majority of the kids can rattle those words off with ease.
So on to another week of plans.
We are having a Read-A-Thon this week. Thursday will be a "READ MY SHIRT" day. Kindergarten celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday all week.
This is what we'll be doing on Friday this week.
I love using this to celebrate Dr. Seuss, reading and introduce the pond habitat science standards we'll be working on in March.
The Leap into a Good Book activity and the
Feelin' Lucky St. Patrick's Day activity are available separately and grouped into a March Holiday Pack, too.
I'm looking forward to doing this with the kiddos in March. It's such a fun writing activity.