I'm linking up today with Jasmine from Buzzing with Mrs. McClain. I love this blog hop! It's one of my favourites.
So what do I think "You Oughta Know?" You Oughta Know how I store all of my anchor charts. I don't know about you but I'm always finding myself short on wall space to hang my anchor charts, especially when we are done using them but I want them to be handy in case we need a refresher.
First, I laminate a lot of my charts so that I can use them from year to year. Especially poems and charts with learning goals and success criteria on them. Once they are laminated the students can write on them. A little bit of rubbing alcohol takes it all off.
I attach a plastic clothes hanger to the back of the charts with packing tape and then I hang them. It makes it super easy and fast to find the chart I'm looking for.
The hanger is an easy way to hang them in the classroom. You don't have to worry about the little holes on the paper ripping.
Some of the charts that I make with the students that I want to be able to have on hand, I make into a book.
Start by folding the chart paper in half length wise and then half again.
Take a piece of Bristol board and fold it in half. I trim it down to 18"x24".
Close the bristol board and right the name of the chart on the front.
Store in an easy to find place.
This is how I store my charts when I don't need them.
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