Do you use Focus Walls in your school? We were introduced to them a couple years ago. At that point, I put one up, but didn’t do much with it. (Needless to say…that was pointless.) However, two years ago, I placed it next to my calendar and bingo it became useful!!
The words are kind of hard to read above, but I have a spot for our phonics skill, spelling words, high frequency words, comprehension skill, grammar, math, science/social studies and writing. Everyday during calendar time, we go over our Focus Wall to review what we are learning about that week.
This year we were asked to add objectives to our Focus Walls. I didn’t really have room for that, so I placed my Objectives on my dry erase board in the front of my room.
I just used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the words out with vinyl. Now all I have to do is use my dry erase marker to write our “We can” statements for what we are learning about at that moment. Love it!!
I also wanted to share some of the Focus Walls around our school.
2nd grade classroom
4th grade classroom
Special Education classroom
She uses this frame for her objectives. She can also take it with her when she goes to work with students in their general education classroom.
Even our special areas have Focus Walls.
Our PE teacher also has one in her gym, but I forgot to take a picture.
Here is one in our Conference Room where they hold IEP Conferences.
It’s hard to read, but it has our school wide strategies, Interventions, Assessments, Vocabulary, etc.
Then this is just a random picture of the outside of one of the 2nd grade teacher’s room. We have a “Space” theme this year and I just had to share. It’s much more impressive in person 🙂
If you don’t use Focus Walls, I definitely recommend them. They give the students a place to find information. It’s also great when the entire school is on board with it and they know that they will see one everywhere they go.
Do you use Focus Walls?