Small PVC Pocket Chart Stand

Aren’t husbands the best??…mine is also a teacher so he understands my crazy Kindergarten teacher brain–most of the time anyway, and because of that, I can get him to build me most things I need.  Today, we took a trip to Lowe’s and got all the materials to make these small, table top PVC pocket chart stands.  They are perfect for the Pocket Charts available right now in the Dollar Spot at Target (July 2008).  I got 6 of them and had him build me 3 stands, thinking I would have two stuudents work back to back on them.

After he built one, we decided to extend the feet a little and make it a dual purpose stand.  It can also hold Big Books!!  So, after I nicely asked him to build me 3, I think I may ask him to build me one more so I can use it just for Big Books!  I also know there is some spray paint out there for plastic, so I may jazz these up a little doing that.

BTW…the pocket charts have a strange odor to them, almost like a moth ball smell.  I noticed that the teachers on http://www.teachers.net were talking about it too–it seems that a little Febreeze and Lysol spray and a good soak in the good old sunshine is doing the trick to get the smell out.  Just know when you open your’s it too will smell!

Now on to the pictures…

I just asked my hubby really nicely, and he is going to let me take pictures of him building the 3rd one, so I will post those so you can see how it all goes together and we will post a materials list too!

Kristen 🙂

P.S. I am using shower curtain rings to hold the chart on to the stand.  I just wanted to say…I sure do love my hubby!  He is so great–I get flowers for no reason at all, just because!  I am truly so lucky to have him! 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on July 10, 2008, in Language Arts/Writing, Literacy Work Stations, PVC Chart, Target, Things on Rings. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. If you remove the cardboard, it helps. I bought 40 charts for all my kinder teachers at the workshop I am teaching. deb

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  2. kristenskreations

    I agree, it does help to take the cardboard out and get rid of it! 🙂 I also spray daily with Febreeze and that is helping ALOT! 🙂

    Kristen 🙂

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  3. melissa graham

    I am so glad to hear others mention how the pocket charts smell. Mine have been outside for 2 days without the cardboard and still have that odor. I’ll try febreeze tomorrow.
    Thanks, Melissa

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  4. I love the larger size, we built a smaller one for our table top pocket chart… I like the raised pieces for books (Think I need to change up our smaller one to hold a book)

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