So today I am joining up with the amazing Jen from Teacher by the Beach for a Monday Motivation (even though I am posting this on Tuesday) and we are discussing our classroom libraries. I know I am crazy, but this is so exciting to me! I love getting a glimpse into other classrooms.
My classroom library has been through a lot of changes over the past eleven years. I have had it the way it is now for the past three years and I absolutely love it! Here is the breakdown:
*Divided into genre or author or series
*Each genre has an assigned sticker color
*Each book has a sticker color for the genre it belongs in
*Baskets and labels are white, so I don't have to redo them when I want to change up my class theme
Clear as mud? Great! The below pictures will be a better explanation.
Up in the lefthand corner of every book is the genre sticker and on the genre tag the sticker is also in the lefthand corner. I also LOVE having my books face forward in baskets. I have had them with the spine face out before and the kids just didn't look through them. If there is a larger amount of one series, then I gave that series a sticker color too.
These are the stickers I used to label the genres. There are 10 different colors and it worked great! I did have to double up on a few genres as you can see in the pictures.
I went through all my books last year and order the newer versions of the classics. The older pictures on the covers were a turn off to some of my students. As soon as the newer version books arrived, the students started checking them out like crazy. Just a thought :)
Hop on over to Teacher by the Beach and check out the other amazing libraries! Have a great week~