Yesterday morning V came to me and asked, “Can I stay up at lunch with you to fix the classroom library?”
I paused. Was I really ready to give up my lunch time?
“Yes,” I responded. “That would be great.”
And it was…
Four other students came up at recess and lunchtime to help me re-organize the classroom library. However, as I was going through the books with the kids, I realized that a lot of books were missing. GRRRR!
I told my husband about this tonight and he asked, “What happened to the card system I worked on this summer?”
“Well, it works when the kids use the cards,” I replied. “However, they often forget to take the card from the back of the book and put it in the pocket on the wall.”
I saw from the look on his face (since he invested hours into this system) that he was about as pleased with the situation as I am.
I’ve tried many systems through the years, but the card-pocket system seems to be the worst. (This is the first year I’m using it.) So, I’m looking for a system that works better than the one I have now for next year since many of my books have gone missing and I’m not sure which kids have what. ANY IDEAS would be welcome and appreciated. If you have a great library system, then PLEASE post a comment. (Thanks!)
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.