Monday, 4 March 2019

Classroom Hacks for Pocket Charts - Clever Uses in the Classroom

Pocket charts are a staple for classrooms. They are traditionally used for learning centers and storing flashcards. There are also some unusual ways that teachers are using pocket charts in their classrooms. You just need the right size of chart pockets for the right function. Use them to store student's headphones, calculators, cell phones, glue bottles, dry erase markers, scissors, colored pencils, and earbud earphones. Check out these amazing organization hacks for the classroom using pocket charts. 

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How to hang pocket charts on a classroom wall

Most classroom walls are made of painted cinder block and it is hard to get posters and pocket charts to stay up. These wire Command Hooks stick firmly to walls, metal frames, and even cinder blocks!  Another option for hanging pocket charts is to use the Scotch mounting tape for exterior walls. I have to warn you that this tape is so strong and thick that it can peel the paint off your walls when you remove it, so only use it on metal surfaces. 

Clear Command hooks can also be used.

Use magnetic clips for hanging pocket charts to whiteboards. Very strong magnetic hooks are also handy for hanging pocket chart centers to your whiteboards.

There are magnetic pocket pouches that can be placed on your whiteboard or file cabinet. These pouches are expandable, and they can hold papers or centers for your students to easily access worksheets when they need to.

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You may also be interested in these ideas for using vertical storage in the classroom. More ideas will be added soon.

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!