Project / Group Filing Made Easy
These fabric hanging folder holders are great! I have two of them hanging on the doors of a metal cabinet in my classroom (I drilled holes in the cabinet doors and hang them using nuts and bolts - the grommet holes at the top add support). These pocket charts are wonderful for organizing student folders for group work, especially during team projects or extended problem-solving sessions. Each group's folder has its own slot, keeping their work in easy reach (small clear pockets on the front of each large pocket allow me to identify each slot using small index card labels that can be changed as necessary). No more having students crowding around and digging through file boxes - they can quickly walk by and take their folders out or return them at the end of the activity - I can see at a glance when all groups are finished with one activity and have moved on to the next one. There are enough pockets left over for me to also organize handouts and graded papers needing to be returned to students - or I can easily drop them in each group's folder! Having this storage pocket chart also frees up precious desk top / counter top space!
February 19, 2012