March 23, 2012

Classroom Library Linky Party

Mrs. Rider at Literacy and Laughter is having a classroom library linky party… Come join the fun!

 

I have shared bits and pieces of my “library” before.. not that I would call it a library. My students and I call it “the book table”.

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My room is small…like really small! So, space is a BIG issue with my library. So, I have a child size round table by my mat area and I change the books out weekly for my students. This week was all about dinosaurs…

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The Dr. Seuss book table.

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The USA book table.

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Dogs book table.

In a past classroom {which was 3x the size of my current classroom} I had a wicker couch and chair in my library- It was a huge area.

I also use the table for little “trinkets”, stuffed animals, children’s magazines, pictures.. whatever my students might like to look at when they have a few extra minutes.

I also keep catalogs there too. They are always a big hit. Oriental trading ones are the best! They love to “shop!”

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Most of my books are organized by theme on two shelves. One stays covered up with a pocket chart. I raised the pocket chart this afternoon to snap this picture and I sparked a big interest with my kiddos. They loved checking out what was hidden under the pocket chart! HA!

I do have some books packed up in boxes in a storage building at my parents house.. and there is a box of monkey books in my guest bedroom and my “bear box” has been riding around in my car for months! You never know…

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This is the other shelf that holds books in my classroom. It is behind my door. Those clear boxes go up pretty high.

I just changed out my “book table” this afternoon. I did leave a basket of dino books {my boys are obsessed!} and I added Easter books.

xoxo, kacey

ps.. I am finishing up a great dinosaur unit to post soon! We just finished up our dinosaur unit today and we had a blast! I cannot wait to share!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

7 comments:

  1. You are very organized! I like the idea of having a little table for their books!

    Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

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  2. I never thought of putting catalogs in the classroom library. What a cute idea! My girls who play school at home would love that & totally "buy" things!

    Meg
    Third Grade in the First State

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  3. Kacey,

    You always amaze me with your organization and units. I love them all.

    Please stop by my blog I have an award for you.

    Sue
    http://theverybusykindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-15-lovely-blogs.html

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  4. I love it! I have a small room too, I know how precious every inch of space is!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  5. I like the idea of including the catalogs! Kids do like reading and looking through those!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  6. Thanks for linking up!!!! I love that you put out catalogs! Love your themed book bins too!

    Amy

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