Saturday, June 9, 2012

the classroom library

I have been contemplating my classroom library lately because since moving to a new room I have the chance to really rethink my library and make it more organized and manageable!

In my last room my library consisted of a rain gutter shelf (do you see it? its yellow) and a front facing display shelf (on the far right). They held a decent amount of books and fit my room well.

But this did not a classroom library make... it was tricky to keep organized and just wasn't what I wanted.

So... as I move into my new room and have more space for a true classroom library I want it to resemble something like this:
I mean holy batman! That is a beautifully organized library! Definite Classroom Envy! I want that! I need that!

So I am jumping right in. I went shopping to see what was out there and came home with these lovelies :) They are the perfect size for books and will look great on the black shelves I bought.

Of course Dollar Tree only had 5 (isn't that always the case). So now to scour all the remaining stores in the area to wrangle up about two dozen more!

With the hunt for baskets on I decided to come up with a label system too, that way I know exactly how many baskets I need. I am really digging these bright colors, so all my labels are bright and cheery.

If you are thinking about updating or adding labels, you can find this set in my TPT store :) It includes basket labels, display posters, genre cards and a bit more... And they match the "sorry we missed you cards" freebie from the other day. Click here if you missed that one!

I have a feeling there will be a lot more to come :) I will keep posting about my library in the weeks to come, so stay tuned! There are poms and repainting and a bunch to do!

Have an amazing Saturday!


Lisa R. said...

I'm loving that awesome classroom organization pack!! :)

Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Your library pack looks awesome! I wish I had space for a library like the one in the picture!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

t. ulch said...

I love the rain gutter but how do you attach it to a wall?
The front of my room looks very similar and I have that space below my white board that I would love to put a rain gutter book shelf on. Any info. would be appreciated! Thanks!

Tori said...

I love your library pack! I'm a new follower! :)
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Miss Sara said...
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Miss Sara said...

I got over excited and thought the library was yours!
That library is out of this world!!! WOW!

I am a new follower to your cute blog!

Miss Elementary