Happy rainy Saturday!!!  I just finished a project that I am super excited to share.  People, this will rock your world.  I know when I saw it at Falling Into First that my world was rocked.  I made the mister go to Lowe’s with me and grab the pieces right away!  Are ya ready?!

It’s a mini anchor chart stand that is PERFECT for guided reading, guided math, small group instruction and one to one instruction.  OMG!  I know, right?!  The best part?  It’s CHEAP and simple.  I did it in less than 30 minutes and spent about $9.  Yep.  That’s all.

Here’s what you need:
2 – 1 x 1/2 in. Side Outlet Elbow
2- 1/2 in Adapter (Slip x Thread)
2- 1/2 in Elbow (Slip)
1 – 1/2 inch PVC pipe {Cut into three 10″ pieces}
These can be found in the plumbing section.  They’re in little blue boxes.  If you can’t find them just ask for help.  Lowe’s will cut your PVC pipe for you.  But I cut mine in the garage with a hacksaw in about 2 minutes.  Yeah, I used a saw and I still have 10 fingers!
Here’s how to make your mini anchor chart stand:
Cut your PVC pipe into 3 10″ pieces.
Attach the connector to the elbow.
Slide the PVC into the connector.  Do this for both sides.

Add the elbow connector to the top of the PVC pipes on both sides.
Connect the two legs with the third piece of pipe.  
BAM!  Mini anchor chart stand done!!!  Seriously, that easy!!
Now, I’ve seen and heard all of this craze about Washi tape…I am not on that bandwagon.  Gimme my duct tape!  But my friend Danielle S. brought me some mustache washi tape to the Indiana Blogger Meet Up so I put it to use to finish my anchor chart stand!
I can’t wait to put this to use in my classroom this week.  I have big plans of this little guy.  And he’s going to make an appearance in next week’s teaching video!  Stay tuned!
I also plan to make some of these in a slightly larger size for our individual pocket charts in our classroom!!! 
Thanks to Stephanie and Falling Into First for this BRILLIANT IDEA!

And now how about a give away to celebrate spring cleaning?!My new favorite clip art creator is Teaching In The Tongass!  She has some amazing sets in her store.  I am pretty sure I’m her best customer because I think I own every set!

Click the picture to visit her TPT store!

I’m teaming up with Teaching In The Tongass for a fun give away!  The winner gets 2 products of their choice from my store and they also get two clip art sets:  Rainy Day Kids and her Gnomes set.  Seriously…those gnomes are ADORBS!!!!!Just enter with the rafflecopter below!  A winner will be chosen tomorrow!

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  • Reply Teaching in the Tongass March 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm


  • Reply KinderMyles March 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial on the mini-chart stands. I need to convince my teammate to make me some now. : ) Teaching in the Tongass' gnomes are adorable and that set has great items like the toadstools and animals. I have a bunch of her stuff on my wishlist – it has great humor.

  • Reply Danielle March 29, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    So glad you could use the washi tape. I now know how I can use all mine that I have laying around!! Can't wait to make these chart stands myself:-) Happy Saturday!!

  • Reply Fern Smith March 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Love, Pinned!

  • Reply Diane Daniel March 29, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I love the mini chart stand! On my Lowe's list for tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Jennifer Reynolds March 30, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I LOVE THIS! Lowe's is my destination today! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Reply Cynthia Wood March 30, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Does this stand fit the Target mini pocket charts? I have several of those.

  • Reply Greg Smedley March 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    No…BUT I am going to measure one of those (I have a ton too) and I'll share the measurements to make this chart fit!!!

  • Reply Cynthia Wood April 1, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Great! Yes please share.. cwood@goaj.org is my teacher email.

  • Reply Tiffany Saenz June 26, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Please share measurements for Target pocket charts. Greatly appreciate this cost effective idea! Can't wait to get my supplies! tiffsaenz@gmail.com

  • Reply Kimberly July 31, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    How was the chart stand when it came to being stable? I made one for each of my tables for my first grade classroom and I added 4inch legs to the bottom joints for stability.

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