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06/18/2012

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Kathleen

Love it! Most of my books in my bins are my seasonal/holiday books that I read aloud to the kiddos. I still have my classroom library, but that is a work in progress to organize! There's always something to do, isn't there?!

susan warder

I don't have enough space to make most of my books available at all times. My room is a good size but book display is in "Library Area' with slanted rack, open shelves and baskets. Current interests are in bins on floor in group area and 'not in use at this time' books are in shelves sorted by theme and author. I like the idea of a designated non-fiction area. I usually point out the non-fiction titles but giving them a unique home would be interesting. Your post inspired me to try a "Favorites" book home this year: Periodically I would explain that some books will go back on shelves but the kids could vote which title to make continually available (The Teeny Tiny Teacher comes to mind for beginning of year).
Thank you for starting this conversation.
Good luck with your move. Will you still be teaching kindergarten?

Lisa Peterson

I just have to tell you that I LOVE some of the ideas I found here and I can't wait to get back in my room to "fix" my library. I have tons of books but not a lot of room, but I have decided that I'm not having student cubbies next year, so now I know exactly what I'm doing with that extra space - and with dishpan tubs, too. Cheap and easy:) And I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the shelves with the backpack hooks under - I'm super jealous. I teach in Hawaii, so we don't have coats and such, so no official place to put our backpacks. They are a pain to keep under control and I HATE them on the backs of little kinder chairs. Hooks would be ideal -but with storage on top would be heaven! I might have to break down and make me something this summer:) Thanks for sharing!

Katie

Great ideas! I had mine in bins this year and the bins got so messy and disorganized after a while. I am going to try and code the books this year with stickers... plus I am adding shelves and will put the matching sticker on the shelves too. Thanks for sharing your ideas! Every little bit helps.

Miss Trayers

I also find your pics very inspiring! I know this is a weakness of mine-library organization. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

Allison

I just had to stop by and tell you how much I LOVE your ideas for math journals. I actually just featured your ideas on my blog so check it out. Also, I teach 1st grade and am so excited to try out some of your ideas with my class next year!! Thank you so much for sharing. If you have any tips, suggestions or printables you are willing to share with me, I'd love to hear them. Thanks!!
Allison
www.room-mom101.blogspot.com

MaryLea

Such a lovely place, I want to come play! I love Expedit book cases from Ikea - they are a must have in our house! My youngest starts kindergarten this fall and my best friend is one of the teachers at her school -- I'm planning to help her organize and set up her classroom in August. : ) Might have to hit dollar tree and the target dollar spot!

Fondly,
Pink and Green Mama
MaryLea

www.pinkandgreenmama.com

Amber Mclamb

May I ask where you got your white baskets for your books?
Thank u!!!
Amber

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