This week I’m dog-sitting for a friend while she’s on vacation with her family. The dog’s name is Luke. He’s a year old Golden Retriever. SO ADORABLE!
In between walking and playing with him, I’ve been creating book bin labels for my new and improved classroom library. This past year I had very few genre labels (without pictures) for my library. Although they served their purpose, these new labels will work much better. I tried to think about the books I currently own (and the books I dream of having) when creating these. I found a great resource online, Mrs. Meacham’s Classroom Snapshots, to help guide me along. This website has some great tips on where to find books for awesome deals and how to set up your library. It was a big help!
The past two years, I’ve organized my book bins using little circular dots that come in different colors. I would place a colored dot on a label, and then place the same colored dot on all of the books that go in that bin. For example, if I placed a red dot on my Dr. Seuss label, I would also place a red dot on all of my Dr. Seuss books. This helped my students (and me) stay very organized! Each week, I always chose 2 students to be “Librarians,” and it was their job to make sure the books were put back in the correct bins. It seemed to work pretty well.
Please feel free to download these book bin labels to use in your classroom library. They are FREE!
For the PDF version (non-editable), click below:
Also, here’s a sneak peek at the latest unit I’m working on. It should be finished by the end of the week. This packet will be perfect for the first few weeks of school and will nicely add to your Social Studies curriculum.
(Don’t forget…it’s not too late to sign up for the Easi-Speak giveaway. It ends tonight!)
How do you organize your library?