This is about the 100th time that I've organized my books. Each year I continue to search for ways to sort my books making them easy for my students to find and put away in the correct book basket. I revamped my system this year (I can't promise it will be the final time, but I do think it's better than what I had before). I was inspired by my teaching friend Nicole's fabulous book sticker system.
Here's what to do:
1) Print the large book labels and laminate them. Attach them to book baskets.
2) Using Avery 5160 address labels, print the mini-book label stickers.
3) Cut the mini-book label stickers in 1/2 (as there are 2 per sticker) and stick on the corner of each book.
4) Sort your books into the corresponding book basket.
I am so excited to get back into my classroom and get this going. Last year my classroom library books were sorted using colored dots in the corners with more general categories (fiction, non-fiction, animals, etc.), but now it's very specific to the books I have in my classroom. This will make it much easier to find that perfect book I need when I'm doing read-alouds or to loan to a colleague.
More labels to come soon!
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