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“Pin-Lifting”: Part Two- The Alphabet Wall

Posted on 11 August 2012 by urbanmusiceducation.org

As I mentioned in the previous post, I have been “Pin-lifting”, or borrowing ideas from Pinterest, for my classroom this summer. The process has been fun and crafty- things I can do with my kids while they are home and bored- and I am really enjoying the results. (Although I’m honestly a little apprehensive about  how much paper will be going up on my walls!)

Part Two in this series is the Alphabet Wall. I was inspired for this transformation project by this pin on Pinterest. I have never had an alphabet of this type before, and thought that it would work well with my word wall words that do not fit into other categories on my Elements posters. I also have a long music symbols chart that used to hang above the whiteboard in the front of the room and this seemed like the perfect match to the symbols in the pictures if I cut them apart. So that’s what I did. I used my word processing program and Google images to create the Alphabet- each fits on an 8.5″x 11″ paper. Then I cut them and mounted on cardstock and laminated. I ended up flipping it over from the original layout and making the words “hang” down instead of stack up, since the ceiling made a good straight line to line up the letters. You can download a FREE copy of the Music Alphabet on my TpT site here.  FYI- the preview images on the TpT site do not match the ones here. You will get the file with the correct “Chalkboard” font and the words included on the pages. I chose not to color in the letters due to time constraints, but you certainly could to make them stand out a little more, or change the font in a word processing program. Here are the pictures (click on the image for a larger picture) :

Alphabet with words and symbols added

Finished-up close

Alphabet up close

R-Y Up Close

Alphabet up on ceiling

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