Uses for Magnetic Curtain Rods in the Classroom


Magnetic display ideas are the easiest ways to hang items in your classroom. Magnetic rods, for the classroom, look like magnetic curtain rods or magnetic towel racks. The magnetic parts are the ends of the two arms which bracket the rod. Teachers use these rods for holding up mini anchor charts and flip charts on whiteboards, and for installing a safety curtain over the mini window of the classroom door. They can be plastic or metal, and they are usually available in different lengths and colors to suit your needs.

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How to Choose the Best Whiteboard Magnetic Rod

  • Magnetic rods for date flip cards should be spaced away from the whiteboard: If the support arms of the rack are too short, like in this rack, the date cards would not be easily flipped around the bar.

  • The color of your magnetic rod should match the surface it is attached to: White rods should go on whiteboards and black rods should go on the side of black filing cabinets.

Uses for Magnetic Curtain Rods in the Classroom 

  • Magnetic rods to hold up mini anchor charts: A magnetic rod like this can hold two letter sized mini anchor charts on any magnetic surface in your classroom. This rod hangs from the side of a filing cabinet.

  • Magnetic rods for date bulletin boards: This sturdy magnetic rod (#ad) is white, which makes it blend into the whiteboard, so that the date cards can stand out.

  • Magnetic rods for metal classroom doors: For metal classroom doors, the mini window can have a privacy curtain installed with a magnetic rod.

You may also be interested in ideas for hanging decorations from your classroom ceiling. Read all about it in this blog post.

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