Monday, July 31, 2017

Made It Monday 7*31*17

This week's Made it Monday is about how I intend to organize my chapter books this school year. While my picture books will still be in bins with labels, I wanted a different approach for my chapter books. 
I ran across a pin on Pinterest...
And quickly decided that this was how I wanted to organize my chapter books. There are many different ways to use these labels, but I decided to organize them by series as opposed to reading level or alphabetical order. I used the PowerPoint template and created text boxes over the color squares to label them by series. Then I had OfficeMax print it on 11x17 cardstock and had it laminated. This will be taped on the end of the bookshelf for reference. I purchased the Avery 8160 Labels and had OfficeMax print the colored sheet file onto the labels and since I had my EllRay Jakes books at home (I purchased them from Target this summer for $4) I labeled them as an example. So instead of my chapter books being in bins this year, they will be placed onto one bookshelf with their spines out grouped by color/series.

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  1. Wow! You have big job ahead of you. Your inspiration picture looks great. I'm sure you will really like your finished product. Happy labeling!
    iTeach 2nd

  2. Love this idea. The different colors are awesome. They will make it super easy to know where books belong!

  3. This is genius!! Thanks for sharing. I just moved to 3rd grade and got my books from another teacher...I've been trying to decide how to organize them. This just might work for me.