"Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address." - You've Got Mail (top 5 for me!)
I can't get enough of the back to school season when school supplies are literally everywhere. I have a cup of pre-sharpened Ticonderoga pencils that fills my heart with joy EVERY time I sit down at my desk. Yeah, I'm weird and I'm okay with that. If you're weird like me and enjoy school supplies, I hope you'll love what I'm sharing today! One of my favorite BTS teacher essentials: POCKET CHARTS!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Carson Dellosa Education. All ideas and opinions expressed are completely my own.
I mean, who doesn't like to hug school supplies? Pocket charts are one of my FAVORITE tools in the classroom. They're so versatile, kid friendly, and they keep me organized (i.e. SANE). Carson Dellosa recently sent me their newest Sparkle & Shine pocket charts to review and I must say, I'M IN LOVE! The black and gold design is gorgeous and pairs wonderfully with bright pops of color!!
There are so many different ways I like to use pocket charts in the classroom, especially if there are rotations involved!! Literacy centers, classroom jobs, math stations, etc. Using a pocket chart just makes it THAT much easier to rotate. The Essential Pocket Chart pictured above is AMAZING! It's BIG and can be placed on a wall or bulletin board. If you're looking to use multiple pocket charts in your classroom, check out this Double Pocket Chart Organizer from Carson Dellosa which also has a place to store your materials!!
I also love these GORGEOUS, bright sentence strips for interactive writing that fit perfectly in your pocket charts! I love to use them for class poems and word work! They also have some smaller word strips HERE.
If you want instant engagement, I highly suggest a POINTER! It's a game changer with pocket charts. Students LOVE to pretend to be the teacher and point to everything!
Another type of pocket chart that comes in handy is this file folder organizer. It's PERFECT for storing absent work! Take those random piles of papers OFF your desk and stick them in this beautifully organized pocket chart!
Having a bright and visible area for absent work is also a great way to teach your students to take ownership of their work and be responsible! You can grab the FREE absent sign & matching labels pictured above HERE.
You can find all the pocket charts featured in this collection below:
Deluxe Scheduling Pocket Chart
Gold Arrows Storage Organizer
Essential Large Gold Polka Dot Pocket Chart
Stars File Folder Organizer
What's your favorite way to use pocket charts in the classroom? Tell me below in the comments!!
Pin Now, Save For Later
**** This blog post may contain affiliate links. This means that I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided.