Are you a 6th grade middle school teacher or the parent of a rising 6th grader? If you said “YES”, then this resource is for you! Until I taught almost all 6th grade classes in the 2015-2016 school year, I had no idea how much difficulty new 6th grade students had with opening their lockers. Unable to remember their locker combinations and which direction was left and right, they were out in the hall constantly begging for help. Standing patiently beside them, I would read them their combination and explain to them which way was left and which way was right, but it just wasn’t enough. That’s when I decided to create visual locker directions that could be handed out to students and parents at Open House (Meet the Teacher Night) and/or the First Day of School. This resource has been effectively used with 6th grade students.
2 Versions of the Locker and Partner Templates: One with Plain Directional Arrows and One with Polka Dotted Directional Arrows
A Three Step Direction guide for Opening a Locker that students can fill out that visually shows them which direction is left and which direction is right. Students cut the template in half and can tape the left side of the page in the front of their school planner or agenda. The right side of the page provides them with helpful hints and shows how a lock must be directly aligned with the arrow at the top to open the locker.
A Locker Partner Check Activity for students to practice in the classroom (so that you do not have a flood of students trying to open their locker at the same time).
Turn that Locker Frown Upside Down and help build your student or child’s confidence today!