Happy Sunday, and welcome to another month of Bright Ideas! I am teaming up with Shelly at Teaching in the Early Years as well as over 150 other bloggers to bring you a monthly “bright idea.”
I’m a little bit sheepish about this “Bright Idea.” It’s not super bright, and I am willing to bet that a ton of you do this already, but something had to be done about my anchor chart storage drama. Yes. Drama. Every time I went searching for an old anchor chart to reference, I would take one look in my cabinet, shut it, and say something like, “Okay, you remember that anchor chart we made 6 months ago? Yes? Good!” I wanted to be able to pull them out and use them, especially now, around test prep time when we are reviewing, reviewing, reviewing.
I have seen brilliant ideas on Pinterest about anchor charts, including putting pictures of them in a binder or taping a hanger to the back so that you can hang them up. Except, I don’t have anywhere to store them that would work to hang them, and I wanted to be able to leave them up for several days at a time when we review. Also, I admit that I couldn’t quite bear to just throw away some of my more aesthetically pleasing charts. 🙂
I have a small space between my file cabinet and a bookshelf where I could fit something to store them, and here is what I came up with.