Sunday, April 1, 2012

Classroom Library Linky Party!

Yay! Another linky party! This time it's for classroom libraries. I LOVE getting to peek into other teachers' classrooms! Check out the great blogs that linked up at Literacy and Laughter. I've gotten some great ideas that I can't wait to get started on for next year. In the mean time here are some pics of my own classroom library.....

This is our "stage." I rotate our picture books fairly often. Usually these are related to whatever theme or season we are focusing on. I do let my kids check out my picture books. The basket of ziplocs on the floor is for that purpose.  They are responsible for putting the book back on the shelf and returning the bag. I've been very successful with getting my books returned!

Okay you can tell this is the end of the school labels are all falling off!! Anyway, the blue baskets are the students' individual book boxes. The white tubs are numbered with my own system for all of the various leveled readers I've accumulated over the years.  These are not the books I use with guided reading. The students are assigned a tub they can "shop" from for books to add to their book boxes. They can shop for a new book any time they work in the reading center.  The colored tubs are picture books that are soon to be rotated onto the stage for check out.

In this photo you can see the vertical shelf I use for my science themed books. Our science center is right across from this shelf. You can also see in the background our cubbies and on the very top are the leveled readers that I use for my guided reading groups. I'm also housing some additional picture books that are sorted by seasons and themes.


  1. Yay! You linked up! I'm so glad! I envy all of the furniture you have that lends itself to organization. And your "stage" is so cozy!! A tip I can offer for those pesky labels--on the tubs with holes, making labels from paper and laminating them, then using zip ties or binder rings to secure them to the tubs through the holes is the only way I've been successful at not having the labels fall off. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks for the tip!! I've got to do something different with the entire label system. They stayed on fairly well this year until the last couple of weeks. I'm going to try your idea though...I need something more permanent instead of making new ones each year. I am very lucky to have all of my furniture! Others have been kind and shared with me. =)

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    1. Yay!! I'm glad you stopped by...thanks for following!

  3. Mrs. M,

    Thank you for linking up! I have really loved peeking into all of these awesome classrooms.... Your stage looks so cozy- I am sure your students love it!



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