One of my goals this year was to be more organized. So, with that as my inspiration, I decided to tackle the beast that is my Classroom Library. I still have much to do, but unfortunately I will have to wait until I can go into my new classroom to do it on August 10th (eek!). This is my 2 step plan:
1- Find all the AR quiz numbers, point values and reading levels and record them on these cute owl stickers I made (you can download these free at my TpT store).
2- Go through all my books and sort them according to reading level/genre and place them in bins.
…..2 steps should be easy…. right? Ha Ha!
I went shopping for book bins, and decided on these clear shoe containers from Target. I got them yesterday on sale. They were $4.95 for a set of 5! I think that is a steal. I decided to get clear bins because they will look nice and clean and and they will match ANY theme I decide to do.
Last night I spent a long time making library bin labels. I was looking to buy some on TpT but most of the ones that I came across were directed towards primary class libraries. I decided to make my own and ended up making a huge project…. 90 book bin labels later, I went to bed.
I have put off organizing my classroom because it can be daunting, but with 90 labels to choose from, now I have options. I laminated them and used Velcro to secure them to the bins, that way they will be easy to change if I need to.
Now my students will be able to select a book that is at their level and/or interest without having to shuffle through a mess.
|By popular series|
|By AR level|
I posted these on my TpT store. You can find them here: 90 Classroom Labels for your Upper Elementary Book Bins!