Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How to hang clothesline in classroom

Interesting question. While looking at my bog stats I noticed that title was used as search words that landed someone here.  So I thought I would answer it!  How did I hang mine?  I used a pocket chart stand for one side, and my portable white board for the other. 

You can see how it is draped across at the student's level.  I liked using two items that had wheels, so I could stretch out the clothesline as far as the rope allowed, or made it as small as I needed it.  Another option would be to use two student chairs.  This was hung only when I needed it, this way I could customize the size based on the activity.

I did have a permanent clothesline hung in my room, about 8-12 inches form the ceiling.  This I used to display the student's work.

You can kindof see rockets hanging from it above us.  Sorry for the bad scribbles on the faces, but I do not have permission to post any of the kids pictures.  I really wish I had known I'd need blog pictures one day...LOL.  We used a simple metal loop that screws into the wall to attach that line.  That is another option, if you have a big enough loop - just attach it to one spot on the wall, and use something moveable for the other side.

Bingo!  You have a clothesline!


  1. Such a great idea for limited also makes it easier to hang something for a short person like myself. =)

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    Heather's Heart

  2. Thanks Heather! My co-worker a couple years ago was 4'9", and i am only 5'4" - we were always looking for someone to help us with hanging things, as our room had really high ceilings!