Last spring I realized through a project based learning experience with my Kindergarten students that I needed to relinquish space in my room and to reorganize and expand my classroom library.
Thank you for all your help through our conversations, your very informative video and excellent write-up. I have now undertaken this project. Your ideas along with color-coded dots and coordinating labels are easy to do and will work well.
I did wish to share how I arrange my 'Kids Borrowing Library'
It is on a separate shelf
No time management involved for me
No sign out... 'Honor System'
Students independently exchange their book each morning as they unpack
It is up to them how long they keep it
Must return one before getting a new one
Quick and easy never a traffic jam
Gives students an opportunity to take home and read an additional 175+ extra books throughout the year
So easy and kids love it
Happy Reading To All,
I am so glad to hear about your hard work in your classroom library. You will love seeing the results with your students this year. Please make sure to share your experiences with you improved classroom library once your students use it. Thank you for sharing about your borrowing library. You have great ideas on how to make that area function with little to no teacher involvement! Thanks for sharing and we look forward to hearing more about your kindergarten classroom!
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