With Fall quickly approaching now would be a good time to create a Fall pocket chart for your homeschool. Pocket charts are really fun to create, and very easy to do. What is really nice about pocket charts is that you can make it any way that you really like. Below you will find some simple ideas, and suggestions on how you can create your Fall Pocket Chart.
First make your tree
With a Fall theme, you will find that nature definitely comes into the picture. Start by first figuring out how big you want your tree to be. If you are going to do small pocket charts than you can use normal size construction paper for your tree. Remember that this is your pocket chart so you can make it look like anything you want. I really like to make the chart itself look like a tree, and then you can have themed pockets. Use brown, and green construction paper for your pocket charts. This is really the best way to make your tree really look like a tree.
Next comes the leaves for the pockets
For the pockets on the bottom of the chart you can easily make leaf imprints. Use construction paper to draw, and cut out the leaves. You can have the kids help you with making the leaves on the construction paper. For the pockets you can use neutral colors of construction paper. Then once the leaves are all cut out you can glue the leaves onto the other pieces of construction paper. Cut out small squares, and use a stapler to create the pockets. Make sure that the leaves have dried onto the front of the pockets before you actually staple it to the tree chart.
For younger children learning the alphabet you can create leaf letters. Using the same patterns you can easily draw some more leaves using the construction paper. Since it is Fall it is a really good idea to use different colored construction paper to make the leaves. Next you can use a black marker to write the letters on the leaves. When you are ready to hang them on the tree you can use push pins to secure the leaves to the tree. As the kids learn the letters they can take the leaf down, and put it into the pocket. The idea is that by the end of Fall they will have learned all of their letters, and the leaves will all be off the tree. If the kids are older, and learning sight words you can put the sight words on the leaves instead.