I'm so happy for Monday Made It because it makes Monday so much more wonderful!
This week, I made a mini pocket chart stand for my $1 pocket charts I got last summer at Target. I was inspired by Carly at First Grade Fabulosity's post about her pocket charts!
It was crazy easy! Here is how you do it!
First, you'll need to gather your supplies:
Side note: my pipe is already cut in this picture, obvi. You will need to buy a 10' piece of 1/2" PVC pipe at your preferred hardware store. :) It will cost you about $1.50 for the 10' pipe.
Then, start putting it together!
First, put your two elbows on either side of your 18" piece. This will be the top of your stand.
Then, put your 24" pieces in the other ends of the elbows. Just shove 'em in there!
After that, put your tees on ends of your 24" pieces.
Next, put one 5" piece in each tee opening.
Last, put your little caps on the open ends!
Then it should look like this bad boy. Feel free to relax at this point, as that is what I am clearly doing in this picture, haha!
Now if you would like to, you can spray paint your stand. I had some spray paint already so we painted it navy blue! Also, I have metal rings that I am going to use to hang the pocket charts but they are at school, so for the purpose of this post, I just tied the pocket charts up with yarn!
If you already have the pocket charts, this project will cost you less than $5 to make one stand. That is a pretty good deal to me!!!
There are two pocket charts back to back on the stand so two students can use the chart simultaneously!
I'm planning to use this as a station during reading time. Our first grade program features 3-4 word families per unit, so I'm going to make up little cards so they can make words independently using the word families.
Do you have any other ideas or ways we can use this awesome stand during independent work time?