Pockets charts are an essential resource for every early childhood classroom. Whether they are used to manage classroom helpers, lunch choices or for literacy and math centers, pocket charts will help your classroom and learners throughout the school year.
Most classrooms have a pocket chart center for their learners to explore during their literacy or math block and it is easy to understand why. These resources help learners organize their activities during their station, but can be easily stored in a container or cubby when not in use.
Children have the opportunity to not only learn while using interactive poems on a pocket chart, but they get to be the teacher as well!
Most of the chants and poems that are added to the pocket chart center were once a shared reading activity. So, when they are putting the poem together and reading it, using a pointer, they get the opportunity to pretend while they learn…
pocket chart + dramatic play = some HAPPY learners/teachers.
You will see learners ask their partner (or even their imaginary students) to clap when they read the word “see” or find something in the room that is also yellow. They are creating learning goals based on their experiences in the classroom…AMAZING!!!