8.16.2012

Classroom Library and Favorite Purchases

A few weeks ago a reader emailed me inquiring about my classroom library. They wanted to know how I organized it, set it up for my students, and such. Unfortunately, at the time, my library consisted of a large pile of books with no organization whatsoever, so I had no good advice for my reader. Ever since I started teaching, I have desperately wanted to have an actual functioning library, but I didn't know where to start or how to do it... annnnndddd I couldn't really find the time. That is why I was SO thankful to learn about Erica Bohrer's Classroom Library Organization labels. Not only are they super cute and polka-dotted, but she makes them so easy to use! I especially love how each basket label has smaller, matching labels to go with it to put on the books, so my students will know exactly where to put the books back. 

Here is just a sneak peak at how my library is coming along... 
{This is the only section I have finished so far.}


BTW: I got my book bins at Joanne's. They were on sale... BONUS!


I picked up Erica's awesome library labels at the HUGE TpT Back to Sale! 
Click on the picture below to check them out for yourself. {Remember, it's NEVER to late to organize your classroom library. All you need is Erica's packet, book bins, and a solid weekend. If I can do it, you can do it!}


Check out my other awesome purchases from the TpT B2S sale!



I am so excited to use Michelle's {from Fabulous in First} Punctuation People unit with my students.
This packet will come in really handy in first grade, because those little sweeties still need so much practice.
Click the picture below to check it out!


I'm going to use Amy's {from Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons} Beginning of the Year Math Lessons. I love Amy's units and in this one, she lays everything out so easily! I am excited to do the toys vs. tools sort with my students during the first week. Click the picture below to check it out!


This year I am going use Deanna's {from Mrs. Jump's Class} Reading 101 activities. Reading groups are still a challenge for me... so I am thankful for any help I can get!!  Click the image below to check it out!

The last thing I bought was a bit of a spurge, BUT SO WORTH IT! I bought Lory Evan's {from Lory's Page} Word Family Worksheets. You can buy them individually, but I just went for the whole set of 20, because it goes so well with my Word Family Workbook {here}!  Click the image below to check out Lory's awesome worksheets and activities for word families.


So, what awesome packets did you buy at the big sale?
Head over to Blog Hoppin' to link up!

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8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out!!! They look awesome in your classroom.

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  2. You got some good stuff! Can't wait to see your whole classroom :)

    Halle

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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  3. Your library looks wonderful.
    I just added your addition unit to my purchases linky post.
    It is so awesome... I can even teach it in a different language! THANKS!

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  4. Just wanted to say that I love your library!! Let's do lunch again sometime soon! :)

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  5. I love your library...and your blog :)
    Alexa
    http://bilingualscrapbook.blogspot.com/

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  6. Lindsey,
    I'm awarding your blog the Fabulous Blog Award :)
    Please stop by my blog to check it out and learn more.

    Best wishes,
    Cheryl


    Having Fun in the Classroom

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  7. Thank you for sharing your purchases with us! I enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you're up to! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    Kaitlin Edmunds
    Ontario, Canada
    http://kandclovegrade3.blogspot.ca/

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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