The first week just flew right by, and I hardly took any photos! But, I wanted to share a bit of what we have been working on. This is my first year attempting Reading Workshop. Last week my new 5th graders went through our classroom library and reorganized it by genre and type. I had to give a few mini-lessons, but they started to get the hang of it. I put some of the books back on the shelf and labeled the shelf with my label maker. I had also bought some little baskets from the Dollar Tree to hold small bundles of books. We managed to find a lot of books that could be categorized by author too!
I whipped up some simple labels and then attached them to the baskets with one of my favorite classroom tricks...zip ties! You can get a colorful bundle from Dollar Tree with two sizes included. These are PERFECT for attaching labels to baskets. I've had some on baskets for years with no sign of breaking!
Labeled book bins at the top, and student book boxes and Reader's Notebooks in the shelf.
Some books grouped by author. Tags attached with cheap zip ties!
Some of our series books, on the shelves, labeled.
A close up of one of those amazing zip ties!
Another Monday Made It - a simple wooden sign. I forgot my wall is white, so I guess I need to paint it again in another color!
And of course I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics and her awesome Monday Made It Linky!