Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Linky

I'm back again today for Wordless Wednesday!  A fun linky hosted by Miss DeCarbo at Sugar and Spice!

I'm in the process of getting things ready for back to school...

I'd love to know how you organize your library!  Do you organize by theme, Guided Reading Level, AR level, or some other way?  Let me know in the comments below :)

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  1. I'm doing 1/3 by guided reading level and the rest by genre/theme. I don't want to level the whole thing because I want my first graders to have practice picking out books that are a good fit for them.

    First Grade Stampede

  2. I did a huge library overhaul last year too, and am still working on it. I had my aide go through and label all of my books, so that way the kids don't have to struggle with finding the AR quiz numbers. Then I have the books organized in tubs by categories such as classics, Judy Blume, Animorphs, and then the rest are loose in my shelves. That is the area I am still working on!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  3. I have my books organized by F & P guided reading levels because that was the system my old school used. I am thinking about changing it to genres but I haven't taken that plunge yet.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  4. I did an overhaul last year. I have some by guided reading level and the rest are by theme. I teach K so I wanted my kids to easily have the option to pick books at their level or by theme.

    A Very Curious Class

  5. I'm getting ready to do a little sorting of my library but I did a huge overhaul last year. I don't have just "one system." I have a few baskets for leveled reading (I target Just Right books for my 5th graders a few lower, a few higher)... then have lots of genre bins. Then I also have a few author bins as well as nonfiction grouped by topics. Most students go into my library looking for sports books or author -- so leveling the complete library of 300+ books wasn't going to work for me. Kids who really want to read on their level can check those bins first and then go from there :)

    Good luck!!!
    My Shoe String Life

  6. This is one of my BIGGEST CHALLENGES!!! This year, I'm overhauling my library and using Beth Newingham's library as my inspiration. She is AMAZING! Check out her library tour, tips, tricks, FREE printables, and more!
    Best of luck to the both of us!! Haha!
    It's Elementary, My Dear! Wordless Wednesday

  7. Mo I did mine by AR level for second grade. This year I'll have first so I will redo it by series.

  8. My library was a hot mess last year! After coming up with about 100 different ways that I could organize my books, I finally decided that I would let my kids decide! DUH!! They are the ones who have to use the library to find books that they are interested in and that they can read, of course they should have some input on how it is organized! After a brainstorming session with my kids, WE decided to organize OUR library by F&P levels, nonfiction categories, chapter book series, and favorite authors.

    The Loopy Teacher