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5 Uses for Command Hooks in the Classroom

You know when you stumble across a tool and you think, “How did I ever live without this?!” Well today I am sharing one of my most used tools in the classroom!

cards hanging on command hooks in a first grade classroom | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

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That’s exactly how I feel about Command Hooks!

I am obsessed with 3M Command Hooks! I use them ALL over my house and in my classroom! You can hang pictures, hooks, things in the shower and so much more! And the best part? They are damage free!

Keep reading to see how I use them all over my classroom!

 Word Wall on the Go!

One of the best things I’ve added to my classroom is a portable Word Wall on the Go! Students can simply walk up to the word wall {which is hanging just below our whiteboard tray} and pick the word they need a word from.

If they can’t find the word they need, I’ll help them locate it.
{NOTE: the file is editable so you can add your own set of words or use the included Fry or Dolch lists!}

word wall cards hung on command hooks | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

I hung the words using the mini Command Hooks and they’ve held up for years!

Word Work Activities

On the side of my Writer’s Workshop shelf, I have a set of colorful Medium-Sized Command Hooks that hold a variety of Word Work activities. I tend to swap out these activities depending on what skill we’re trying to master!

teacher hanging word work activities on command hooks in her 1st grade classroom | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Currently on rotation on our hooks are short vowel clip cards and short vowel wipe-on-wipe-off cards {both from Short Vowel Phonics} and  Sight Word Mystery .  The kids LOVE these short vowel activities and I love that they are easy to access and store!

Teacher Keys!

How many times have you said to your class, “Has anyone seen my keys?!”

It only took me 15+ years to think, “Hey, I should put a hook near my desk so I always know where to find those keys!”

command hooks can be used to hang keys in the classroom | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

This hook is definitely bigger than I need for the keys, but it gets the job done!

Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Posters

I have a love/hate relationship with these Reading & Writer’s Workshop posters. While I love that they are a great visual for students to use during workshop time, I hate that they take up SO much room in the classroom!

After struggling to find a solution the past few years, I finally stopped wrangling the posters behind a file cabinet and came up with the genius idea to simply punch a hole, add a binder ring, and hang ’em from a trusty Command Hook!

a teacher using command hooks to hang spelling and writing posters for students | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Problem solved! As we begin a new bend, I just flip the poster to the next skill and we’re all set!

teacher showing how to easily hang posters in the classroom | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

Math in a Minute

Each morning, we begin our math block with a quick warm-up using Math in a Minute. These quick activities are a great spiral review for kiddos to recall previous skills taught.

Related: Printable Morning Work for 1st Graders​

I used to shove these rings in a drawer…but then I never remembered to pull out the rings to use each morning! Now, they’re hanging right on our whiteboard with a Command Hook and if I forget, you better believe that a kiddo will let me know!

keyring of math in a minute games hung on a blue command hook | Lucky Learning with Molly Lynch

What are your favorite uses for Command Hooks? Let me know in the comments!

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