I know! I promised this post a week ago, but man school has been SO busy! I know you can understand and empathize with that excuse. I posted a picture a couple of weeks ago about my new Learning Targets and desktop standards stand on Instagram and it immediately became a discussion on how to make your own.
As promised, I am going to share with you today so you can make your own! But FIRST, let’s talk about these awesome Learning Targets by Carson-Dellosa!
I’m sorry, but I will never again waste time or money printing out my own standards and I Can statements after seeing these cards. There is absolutely no prep work and all that is required of you is to find your target and post. Everything down to the storage box and divider cards was well thought out.
Take a look…
Carson-Dellosa also sent a pocket chart to go with these amazing cards, but as a teacher who pushes in to several different classrooms, this was not an appropriate solution for me to post my standards with/on. So my creative husband decided that he could probably make something for me. PVC pipe is so cheap and so durable, so I proudly introduce you to our solution. This amazing stand not only holds my Learning Targets (just punch a hole), but also page sized anchor charts.
Want to make one for yourself? Here’s what you will need.
Head over to your local store such as Home Depot or Lowe’s. Most of these stores will actually cut the PVC pipe for you if you need them to.
2 – 1/2 inch traps
4 – 1/2 inch Tee (slips)
2 – 1/2 x 10 ft pipes
You can use elbows instead of the trap pieces if you would like. The pipes are cut the following lengths. Here are the measurements for each piece that you will need. (I made two so that is why I purchased 2 -10 ft. pipes. You can probably just buy one if you want to just make one stand.
Cut the pipes:
2 pieces – 16″ – top of chart & middle section
2 pieces 4 1/2″ – sides between target and anchor chart
4 pieces – 4″ – bottom legs on both sides
2 – 15″ bottom section from anchor chart to floor
Now put your stand together using the picture as a reference. I had heard that fingernail polish remover took the black marks off of the pipe, but it didn’t work for me. I am planning on spray painting the stand a solid color eventually. My husband said he suggests that you glue the pieces in place before painting. Enjoy and make sure to head on over to Carson-Dellosa and purchase your Learning Targets today! You will be happy you did.
Regular fingernail polish remover might not remove the markings, but 100% acetone does like a champ!!
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