I know summer is a popular time for organizing classroom libraries, so I want to share some library items this season. I've worked on my class library a lot over the past couple of years, but it is still a work in progress.
I added a new section this year, in addition to the leveled library and genre section--a reference shelf!
It's this really cool wire rack that the books all face front in--I got it from a teaching friend. It's different than the rest of my plastic shelving, so I thought it would work well for a separate section of our library.
The labels are made in the same format as the Leveled Library Labels (you can get labels for letters A to Z if you click on the green link).
I fold the picture half of the label on the front of the book...
And the back half of the label has a spot for your name...
The labels are 1.33" x 4". This size works well for larger, thicker books as well. I also tape them down with packing tape (you can just see it if you look closely) which makes them pretty permanent!
I hope this is something you can use in your classroom as well!
I'm sorry I've been so behind in posting this week--it was a wild end of the year. The kids just finished yesterday, but we have an extra week of workshops this year (we are being trained in Reader's and Writer's Workshop, yay!). Looking forward to June 23 (when I am officially done for the summer) and reading all of your blogs A LOT!!!
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