Do you have a small classroom? No problem! Here are a few tips to help you create literacy stations for a small classroom.
Recently I received an email from someone who was looking for suggestions for her small classroom. She wanted to use a few of my permanent literacy stations, but she was in a small classroom. Her was space was at a premium… so, I was determined to come up with a solution.
Small Classroom Solutions: Writing Station
This is what my writing station looks like. It takes up a fair amount of wall space.
I reduced the size of the cards (more on how to do that in a bit) and used a display board to mount the cards.
I attached the ribbon with a hot glue gun. I think I only burned myself twice… #noskills #allthumbs
This board could be placed on a table during stations time, then folded and put away when stations are over.
Small Classroom Solution: Pocket Chart
We have a predictable sentence pocket chart. This is a station that we have going all year. It grows in complexity as the year continues… so for me, this is essential! Students use this chart to create sentences… then they write them.
So if you have a small classroom, your wall space may be limited. So again, I reduced the size of the cards (hang tight for a little tutorial on this) and printed them out. I have had this desktop pocket chart forEVER. HERE is a similar one.
How to reduce the cards
It was actually pretty simple. These are from the Writing Station.
And these are from the predictable sentence station.
Here is how I did it! This is a screenshot of my computer. Instead of printing a full size, I just printed “Multiple.” 1 by 2 worked perfectly. NOTE: After you print the pages you want, go in and select the full size again. Otherwise your next print job will be 2 to a page as well.
If you need more of an adjustment you can also change the print size.
That is about as techie as I can get folks. Be amazed! ha!
I hope you found a few solutions for your small classroom!
You can see all of the Writing Station units HERE.