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anchor chart storage - someone else mentioned to me that you can store the pieces to a unit in a suit bag in the closet/attic. Little pieces can be stored in a shoe holder on the same hanger. Then just pull out the suit bag when you are teaching the unit and store the rest. A great way to save space within your classroom!
OMgosh, I LOVE LOVE the idea of the take-home BINDER! My students crush EVERYTHING, so this is such an amazing way to keep everything organized and ready to keep...I would put a divider in, things that say 'mail', return to school', and 'keep home'. Also, hole punch a Friday Folder portfolio to keep in there...yay!
A Rockin' Good Time: a rock unit (anchor chart and writing activity). This would be a great way to show the different sizes and states of rocks. It would be very easy to make as well. One thing that I see wrong with it is I would find drawings of the different rocks so that the students could see them.