My students have really
enjoyed my wall of anchor charts. I change them often, and find
students notice right away when a new chart is displayed.
The flip charts hang from
large, removable Command hooks (5 pound weight capacity) by a ribbon
which is attached to a wooden dowel suspended by book rings.
Here are a few details if
you would like to create a similar look for your classroom:
- Bows were made from five different colors
of 1 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon with white polka dots.
- I purchased 1 1/2 yards of each color.
- Each ribbon was cut into two pieces of
approximately 1 yard and 1/2 yard.
- The one yard piece was tied in a double
bow (4 loops).
- The extra 1/2 yard was threaded through
the knot of the bow. At the ends of shorter piece of ribbon, I
created loops for the dowels to slide through.
- After experimenting with hot glue, I
found it was impossible to make the two pieces hang evenly, so I
used large safety pins to make a loop a the ends of the ribbon for
the dowel to slide through.
- I purchased an assortment pack of book
rings to hang the charts. There are advantages to using both the
small and the large book rings. The small rings do not need to be
removed from the flip chart when turning the pages; however, the
smaller rings are more difficult to slide on and off the dowels.
The larger rings are easy to slide on and off the dowels; however,
they must be opened to flip pages in the chart. As you open and
close the rings repeatedly, their fit becomes loose.