Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tried It Tuesday and Workshop Wednesday-Pocket Chart on Wheels

Linking with two of favorite people Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper and Jivey from Ideas by Jivey!
I wanted to spice up my pocket chart to match my classroom so I decorated it with chevron ribbon. I just hot glued the ribbon right on the pocket chair and voila! It gives it a whole new look-I'm pretty excited about it!!!
My students use this pocket chart for some of their reading center work-one of the many things I've had to get reading for Reading Workshop.
(It's like an interactive bulletin board.)

I have my pocket chart for centers on wheels. I have "tried" this trick for years and it's perfect! I can wheel it around anywhere in my room-it's like a portable bulletin board.
This chart is mostly used for word work-I like it on wheels because if I'm meeting with my guided reading groups, they can "wheel" their work right over to me to check it. It's not for a grade, but I want my students to know I hold them accountable for their work and that I care about their learning. It's just a quick scan and a compliment, then they wheel the chart back to its location.
It's also great for whole group instruction as well.
At school I also have other pocket charts on my stand and flip them over to use them. I always have one on either side so it's reversible-clever right?
(This is just a clothing garment rack-they sell them at Target and Walmart for less than $10).
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  1. This is an awesome tip! I only have one pocket chart right now that would work for this but need to invest in more. That is great that the cart is just a $10 garment rack! I was thinking it was something expensive. Love the chevron ribbon too!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  2. Now I have to keep my eye out for some awesome ribbon. Thanks for the idea!

  3. The chevron on the pocket chart dresses it up very nicely!! So much to do. :)
    Grade 4 Buzz

  4. Your packet chart tip is a great idea! I love the ribbon idea, it looks so great!

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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  5. Oh...what a great idea to use a garment rack! I bought a quilt rack last year that I spray painted, but I could never figure out what to do with it. It's just hanging out in my room. Maybe I should try a pocket chart on it!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. Great idea with the garment rack! You are so smart, girl :)


  7. I know, ribbon, right! Simple. I was staring at my ugly blue pocket charts and I was thinking, why can't they come in bright beautiful colors?! I need to suggest it to Scholastic!!

    Ms. Chae Charges In


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