Hey, it's Beth from Adventures of a Schoolmarm... and I love pocket charts. Little ones, big ones, red ones, blue ones, hanging ones, stand-up ones. I love them ALL. They are so practical and have so many uses!
The one downside of a pre-made pocket chart is that it is made primarily for sentence strips or other similarly shaped items. Sometimes the things I want to stick in a pocket chart are too tall and they flop over. I have even had some items fall out of the pocket chart entirely! One afternoon when I was cutting apart miles of laminated materials, it occurred to me that I could use it to make "pockets" on my bulletin board. It's really easy!
If you are allowed, just run some lamination film through the machine without any items to actually laminate. (You can also save the "extras" that are always at the start of your film.) Cut it into strips that are approximately the same length and width. I just eyeballed it, but if you want to be really precise, you could measure it!
Next, staple the left/bottom/right sides to your bulletin board. This will create the "pocket" that you are looking for! If you know which items you want to place in the chart, you can use them to help you with the spacing. For example, I like to use the "pocket chart" above for my students' vocabulary illustrations each week. I always have them use a half-sheet of paper, so I used that to space them out correctly.
I have also used it to make single pockets for other items that I switch out regularly, like this Place Value Station. I put a pocket at the top to hold the weekly number that we explore.
I hope you find this tip practical and super easy to implement!