Chart stands are great space savers for classrooms. Most classrooms have cinder blocks and it is difficult to hang heavy pocket charts on them. Anchor charts need to hang from a rack in order to easily flip over to a new page. Classroom chart stands can be single racks, double racks, clothing racks, easel whiteboards, or PVC DIY racks. I love to find awesome classroom organization ideas. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commission for purchases using my links. Learn more. The ideas below are Amazon for the best classroom Chart Stands for Anchor Charts and Pocket Charts.
- Clothes racks v.s. anchor chart stands: This Whitmore adjustable rolling garment rack is easy to assemble. Since it is built to hold up garments, you know that it can handle anchor charts. I have found that the garment racks are cheaper than the 'made for classrooms' brands and they are just as strong or even stronger. If you're teaching on a budget, this one will give you the best value for money.
- Hang two charts at a time: There are classroom chart stands that have a double rack like this versatile Double pocket chart stand from Carson Dellosa. Some pocket charts are very long, so the higher rack is usually for a tall pocket chart and the lower rack can be for a shorter pocket chart or an anchor chart. It comes with the rings and rolls on wheels so you can just turn it to show either the pocket chart or anchor chart that you need to use. It also has a storage shelf at the base.
- Use a regular drying rack for clothes: If you want an anchor chart stand with more horizontal storage racks, use a clothes drying rack. This can be used as a back up stand that is strictly for storing your anchor charts.
- Hang anchor charts on whiteboard easel stands: An easel stand doubles as a white board and as a stand for your anchor charts or flip charts. The second easel whiteboard has hooks for an acnchor chart pad but the teacher prefers to hang a magnetic curtain rod on it for her anchor charts.
Make sure that you have the best anchor chart pads for your easel stand. I put together a list of tips for finding the best flip charts for anchor charts in this blog post.