Barker Creek Publishing PICK-A-POCKET LIBRARY POCKETS RETRO Reviews
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Jul 15, 2012
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Pros:THUMBS UP FROM OSAGE COUNTY FIRST GRADE

Cons:NONE NOTED

The Bottom Line:

Osage County First Grade sees this design as the bead patterns we see gracing various Native American items here in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma.


Note: as with most of the items I review in this category the items are not NECESSARILY toys, games, game pieces, game boards, or items for use with game machines, or office supplies per se, rather these are classroom type materials intended for use with primary and older age students in a classroom or home school setting.

This product is a packet of library pockets.
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Barker Creek™ and Lasting Lessons Educational Products Publishing Company Incorporated, Retro, Pick a Pocket Library Pockets are packed in groups of 30.

I find uses for these adaptable pockets are limited only by imagination.

Manufactured of first-rate, choice, full-bodied, durable papers for usability from first rate raw materials especially chosen to conform with governmental and industry standards for use in situations where young children can be expected to be present and printed using child pleasing, risk-free inks these pockets are sized to accommodate standard 3 x 5 inch index cards.

While the title lists this design as Retro, Osage County First Grade sees them more as the bead patterns we see gracing various Native American items here in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. 


While file folder games and library pockets do seem to go together with affinity; I have used file folders and pockets to create many strengthening tools used for shoring up decoding, word recognition, phonics, CVC, CVCV, CV word building, as well as for math work including  number sense, math words, math equations, and  science concepts, in addition to all areas of the First Grade curriculum.

I find pockets dandy not only school classroom materials but for holding recipes, Day Camp and Sunday School, as well as other activities where standard 3 x 5 inch index cards can be utilized.  While I do not scrap book I can see that the pockets would be useful for that activity as well.  Pockets are as handy for use storing die cuts used for game and counting pieces, for calendar work marking each day on the big class calendar, as well as for holding words for word walls, or equation cards for math practice, for holding file folder game pieces and for use as spelling cards, phonics letter cards and the like.

I place pockets on the inside cover of my personal books on our classroom library; Little Learners move their name card and the card in the pocket in the book to one of the  pockets on the library pocket chart telling at a glance who has borrowed Track a Yak, Skippy Jon, or any of our other books for reading at home overnight.

Placing one or more pockets near the large class calendar indicating child of the day is especially handy should a substitute teacher need to be called.   Child of the day follows the order of placement in the grade book, alphabetical to the first name, and everyone is assured a rotating turn, depending upon how many children in the class every 9 or so days the rotation comes back to each child, and everyone has their turn on their day no matter what may have transpired the previous day.  Each day is a brand new day and we start anew with each new morning.

I use large and small pocket charts.  Pockets charts are easily made and can be used for many activities; place a series of pockets on plain manila chart paper, file folder, Border Chart papers, or any heavy card stock. 

Pocket charts are handy for tracking movement in the classroom, for assigning work area, or for children to place name card in so that at a glance I can who is working where and if solo or with a partner.  Pocket charts provide math, language arts or other curriculum area reinforcement materials, games and such.

Used to assign work activities, work stations and centers as well as fashion work materials for use in the centers and stations; pockets Little Learners move 3 x 5 card from pocket to pocket.  I see at a glance who is working on spelling, math, or is writing, who is finished with daily assigned work and is now working with choose 2 folder activities, who is working on computer, has gone to the nurse, who is reading a book for pleasure, who is writing a story, who has gone to the rest room, who is doing an alphabet, math or other worksheet, who is with the speech therapist and so forth.

Happy to recommend Barker Creek™ and Lasting Lessons Educational Products Publishing Company Incorporated, Retro, Pick a Pocket Library Pockets

NOTE :  I find Barker Creek products widely available online from a diversity of online sites as well as on the shelves of many walk in shops catering to the education, classroom, home school environment.

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NOTE: The following is information regarding Barker Creek™ and Lasting Lessons Educational Products Publishing Company Incorporated.

 If you, as I, have an interest in company information in particular information regarding where items are offered, safety standards regarding materials used,  and suitability for classroom usage due to expertise of designers and the publisher or other pertinent classroom based information ,
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Internet search including the Barker Creek™ and Lasting Lessons Educational Products Publishing Company Incorporated indicates:  launched in 1999 Barker Creek Educational Products opened with a single; product one book, the Draw•Write•Now®, Book One.

Items offered by Barker Creek Educational Products today are developed by teachers and parents who are frequently searching for better tools to assist children’s learning.   
Barker Creek Educational Products are guaranteed 100%.



Barker Creek Educational Products
P.O. Box 2610
Poulsbo,WA98370


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): 8
Type of Toy: Educational
Age Range of Child: Other


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