We are required to have ours in a linear fashion with areas above and below each letter for words. The words above are the "no excuse"spelling words--words that each first grader should master by the end of first grade. The words below can be high frequency words, vocabulary, etc.
My solution was to move the alphabet to the metal trim area and use Dollar Tree poster board to fill in the cork area. I will be able to use this for the "extra" words and still use the top area for the "no excuse" words. Being my