An organized and attractive classroom library encourages book exploration and learning fun. This idea from Sarah, a K-6 Teacher, in East Brunswick, NJ is a terrific way to store and display and organize a small book collection. Instead of using shelves where the books might get overlooked, she tries a new approach. Find out how she does it!
Organizing a Small Book Collection
“Since I am a new teacher, I don’t have as many books as veteran teachers,” Sarah explains. “However, I’ve learned that a great way to organize and label your small collection of books is to store them in gallon-size, zip close bags.
Label the outside of each bag with the ‘theme’ of all the books enclosed within. I know in many classrooms it is impossible to display all the books for the children; this will keep them organized over the summer. Come fall, you’ll be able to locate them easily.”
What are your best tips and tricks for organizing and displaying a small (or large!) book collection? Share them with us below in the comments or on the Really Good Teacher forums!