You might ask why I didn't jump on the band wagon when I first heard about these fabulous resources and the simple answer is...I'm stubborn. I didn't think they could help out my middle school classroom. Man, WAS I WRONG!
A few of my favorite things about anchor charts:
-Easy to make (just find one online for your inspiration)
-Mr. Sketch markers (I love the smell as I make anchor charts)
-Students refer to them daily!
-When a student asks me a question about something we have already learned, I can easily point to the anchor charts and the student can answer their own question.
-With more observations happening in my district, the observers always stop at my board where I store my charts and just stare. (I THINK this is a good thing)
-The colors. My students always try and guess which colors the anchor chart will be. So funny!
-Visual! So much easier for the visual learners. (I think everyone has the visual learner inside of them)
And now...a few anchor charts from our classroom. I seriously need to invest in a camera for my room :)
For info on where I received ideas on some of these info charts. Check out my Anchor Charts link on the left side of this blog.