Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Charts, Charts, Charts!

I've been looking at other teachers' blogs for about 9-10 months now and I have been inspired in countless ways.  One way I can count is the inspiration I've received by looking at all of the amazing charts!

This summer I bought these markers:

I must say that I have been happier with the Elmer's Popperz pens than I have been with the Art Skills pens. 

I started a board on Pinterest for 'Anchor Charts'.  Some of the charts I pinned for the content, others the visual, artistic, or aesthetic qualities, and for some both.  I am not naturally artistic so I need to get as much help as possible to make my charts appealing.  You can view my Anchor Charts board HERE

I have begun making charts for my classroom.  Here is what I have so far:

I'll be adding what the students put onto the post-its onto the charts. Each child could take 3-5 post-its to add to any of the four charts.
I thought I had a picture of my 'Estimate the Difference poster...it's a lot like this one!

As I was searching on Pinterest for Anchor Charts I found Nancy's Anchor Chart Notebook, 

which in turn lead me to her amazing blog, Teaching my Friends!
I loved this idea because I'm already running out of room in my class and it's only early October!  Here is my version of the Anchor Chart Notebook:
I hope something here has inspired you too!!!  Happy teaching!


  1. Nancy, your charts look fantastic!! I've read a lot about those markers, they look great. I like how you decorate yours. I also wanted to say thanks for sharing Teaching My Friends--I really love the binder idea PLUS I have a new blog to stalk. THANKS!
    Kristen :)

  2. Thanks for sharing all the anchor charts! I too have been pinning a tonne of the theme...good to know I am not alone!
    Thinking of Teaching

  3. I think I should go out and get those markers! I've heard so many great things :)
    Thanks so much for letting me know you pinned my apostrophe showers post, I found it on Pinterest and felt famous, haha!

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  5. Your anchor charts are great and I need Santa to bring me some of those markers. I am your newest follower and would love for you to come follow me!


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