How to Hang Decorations from Your Classroom Ceiling


You know that a teacher goes all out when the classroom is decorated from the floor to the ceiling. Aside from decorative pompoms and paper lanterns, students' art work and crafts are usually displayed in mid air, hanging from the classroom ceiling. This is easily done with the right tools. Just use ceiling clip hooks and a reach extender, and you will have your grid hangings set up in a flash.

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  • Use magnetic hooks: Believe it or not, yes, you can use magnetic hooks to hold up ceiling decorations in your classroom. Not all magnetic hooks are as strong as you'd like but these hooks have powerful magnets that hold fast to the celing grid and can vertically lift up to twenty-two pounds.

  • Use ceiling hanger clips: These are double ended plastic clips with a hanging chain in the middle. The upper clip is made to slide over the ceiling grid frames. The clip below is used to hang student work. I'm afraid of heights and if you're like me, you'll want to be able to hang these up without having to do any ladder climbing.
You can use this grid clip put-er up-er attachment to easily apply all of the ceiling clips. Just add it to the end of a broom stick and it is ready to be used.

I have some general vertical storage tips for teachers in this blog post for you to discover how you can make the best use of limited space in your classroom.

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