Friday, August 5, 2011


I stumbled upon this website many moons ago and fell in love with the idea of a focus wall. I 'think' it's a Houghton Mifflin thing, but it could be adapted to any subject or curriculum. Focus Walls tend to have the same elements, but this one had a little something extra that caught my eye. Boggle!
Do you see it down there in the bottom right hand corner? Obviously this could be done with a printout or marker, but I just adore the use of magnet letters. It would make a great center, whole group or choice time activity.
View more pictures of this teacher's classroom (source)

This idea will surely be finding its way into my classroom.


  1. LOVE, love, love the Boggle idea! This is what blogging is all about. We all spend (too much) time on the internet looking for creative, fun ideas to help our students be successful and sharing them with each other is wonderful.
    I am using Daily 5 in my classroom for the second year and see this finding it's way into word work. At the beginning of the year use as whole group but eventually as a word work activity.
    Just very cool. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This will definitely be finding its way into my room as well.

  3. Oriental Trading has mini boggle sets, but they call them letter games. You can get a dozen for $8.00! These would be great for students to use on their own or even in pairs. There are so many great ways to use the game in the classroom! Here is the link

  4. i like the idea as well. i have magnetic letters and can easily find tape to make this into a word work station. the teacher assistant could prepare it on fridays for the following week :) i like the idea of using the magnets on the board. i've bought too many things already :)

  5. I love this idea and saw something similar on pinterest a few weeks ago. I'm thinking about setting up a boggle board in my classroom. Would you mind if I did a post on this on my blog? BTW, I love your blog!!! I always get the best ideas from your posts!! Thanks for sharing sooooooo much!!!


  6. As a Reading Specialist, we found the focus wall to be invaluable!! It helps keep the teacher and the class focused! Thanks for sharing

  7. ok, i am feeling stupid here but is the "boggle board" basically a word search? i like the idea but for the life of me i can't find any words on there except "we", "rut" and "lay"......which could be k words? is the idea to hide a word in the boggle? maybe the new high frequency word of the week or something???? i like the idea just want to make sure i am doing it


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