Saturday, February 4, 2012

Math Anchor Charts

So . . I love anchor charts just as much as the next girl, BUT I have issues with finding a space to put them. I hate hanging them up because I have limited space and the space I have requires me to stand on top of furniture and tip toes. (I am not very tall!) I also don't like feeling cluttered. (You wouldn't know this by looking at my desk though) A goal for myself this year was to only make anchor charts about things that were important. Well, turns out everything is important and I still don't have any more space than I had before. I also work in a year-round school and my grade level will probably be changing rooms when we track out next year!

So my question is this: 
HOW DO I ORGANIZE ALL OF MY STINKIN' ANCHOR CHARTS? 

I mean, I am making them in math, in writing, in social studies AND in reading. (The only reason I don't make them in science is because my pal across the hall teaches this to my kiddos). I am sick and tired of putting them up and down with magnets. There has got to be a better way. HELP. 
That being said, here are a few of my favorite math anchor charts that I have come across recently. 

I think the charts with lots of white space and a few important points are most effective, like these!
Click on the images to learn more about using these in your classroom! 




8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing mine! I agree with the space and clutter issue. Let me know when you figure it out!

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    1. You're welcome! I love your blog! :)

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  2. You can hang each one from a wire clothes hanger and have one location in the room where you keep them hung up...they take out as needed.

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    1. Thanks for the idea! I am already thinking about where I could put them! :)

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  3. My classroom is filled with anchor charts. Everytime I see one on Pinterst I want to make one for my class.

    I love that your blog is about math. Always looking for new math ideas.

    Sandy
    http://secondgradelockerroom.blogspot.com

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  4. I just ran across your blog tonight and love it! I also found myself in this same boat with all the anchor charts and only wanting to make them for the "important ideas" for a concept but for some things that feels like everything. Back in the fall I ran across this post on another blog about creating an anchor chart notebook (http://teachingmyfriends.blogspot.com/2011/09/too-many-anchor-charts.html) and since then this has helped me TREMENDOUSLY! Every couple of weeks/months I use my itouch and take pictures of our anchor charts and then make copies of these for my kiddos to place in their notebooks. This way they have them to use when they need them and I keep the color copy in a notebook for myself to refer, etc.

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    1. Awww I'm glad that you love my blog! Thanks for the tip about anchor charts, that is a great idea! I also thought about that I could fold them and put them in page protectors in a notebook to use from year to year!

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  5. I came across this organization idea from Ladybug's site :) http://ladybugsteacherfiles.blogspot.com/2011/11/managing-our-charts-customizable-charts.html

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