The Hanging Hero will be your new best friend! Check out the pictures of my bulletin boards (firstgradechatter.blogspot.com). Straight! Even! Perfect! Do you "eyeball it" when you hang up student work and then stand back and see how crooked it is? I started using a yardstick. I would hang a few pictures then get a level to check if they were still straight. Of course, I had to remove several pieces and do them over. Ugh! So, there I am with a yardstick, level, stapler and student work to juggle while I attempted to hang a straight board. My husband started doing my boards and decided there had to be a better way. He was right! He created the Hanging Hero! It saves countless hours and my boards are PERFECT! The Hanging Hero is handcrafted from light-weight PVC material. The plus sign shape is engineered with four straight, level 90 degree angles. Pins on each of the horizontal arms hold the tool to the wall while you staple. The attached level guarantees that you will hang evenly. The width of the arms is 1" to provide equal spacing between pictures.
I've been teaching first grade for 17 years. I also taught a 1/2 combo many years ago and a k/1 combo. In case you didn't know...combos are hard! Ha! Be sure to visit my blog at email@example.com!