# DIY Mini Anchor Chart Stand

Written by: Angie Olson

Do you ever wish you had another set of hands at your guided reading or guided math table? An anchor chart stand is the answer. These are great for holding visuals, directions, anchor charts, vocabulary cards, or an example of a task the students need to complete. Best of all, for a few dollars, you can easily make these at home!

## Materials Needed for Large Stand

• 6 elbows (1/2 inch, 90 degrees)
• 2 T’s (1/2 inch)
• 3 ten inch pipes (1/2 inch)
• 2 twelve inch pipes (1/2 inch)
• 4 one inc pipes (1/2 inch)

## Materials Needed for Small Stand

• 6 elbows (1/2 inch, 90 degrees)
• 2 T’s (1/2 inch)
• 3 seven inch pipes (1/2 inch)
• 2 fivee inch pipes (1/2 inch)
• 4 one inc pipes (1/2 inch)

## Mini Anchor Chart Stand Tips

My husband cut these for me but gave me a list of tips to pass along to you so you can be successful with your mini anchor chart stand. First, all you need for the pipes is one 5-foot half inch pipe. The pieces needed for the stand can be cut at most home improvement stores like Menard’s, Home Depot’s, Lowe’s, etc. However, if the cutting is done at home a hand saw or power saw works great. The ends will look at bit rough but these will be covered up by the elbows once connected. Last, make sure to wear the proper ear and eye protection.

## How to Assemble

Disclaimer: I wrapped my PVC pipes with colored duct tape prior to assembling.

## What to Display in the Anchor Chart Stand

The mini anchor chart stand is perfect for holding math vocabulary cards. Typically, there is a vocabulary word to teach prior to any mini lesson taught at the small group table. Students will often reference the word and meaning throughout the lesson and they know just where to look to find it.

Another fantastic resource to display in these stands are anchor charts! Our Lucky Little Toolkit has all the anchor charts you’ll need for teaching ELA and math throughout the school year. You can print them as-is or easily enlarge them and print poster-size.

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