Today I am linking up with Laura,from Where the Magic Happens, for her wonderful summer linky series. Here are the topics that she has planned for June!
And here are July and August- so be sure to check them all out! I am looking forward to so many great ideas!
ORGANIZE MY IDEAS FOR BOOKS.
I know this picture doesn't look anything like organized- but actually it is one of my favorite tips.
I keep a copy of ideas and worksheets that go with books right inside of the book. That way, if I need a quick activity, sub plan, or even if a friend needs a quick activity for something unexpected, I can just pull a book that I love out and know that it will have a great activity right there with it.
Below are the papers that I use with Rainbow Fish and Pattern Fish. Just click HERE if you would like them.
I have the children color rainbow fish as pretty as they can, then I put on a special shiny fin when they are finished. This is my sample fish. I usually only put one or two sparkly fins on the kids' fish.
I used left over shiny silver border for my fins. I keep these inside the book, too.
I also copy the cover of books that I use for certain lessons and keep them in my folders so I don't forget the books I want to use. I know I could just write the titles, but I like the photocopied pictures.
I'M SORTING THROUGH MY BOOKS
One thing that I am doing this year is hoeing out some books. Some books I just plain don't read- they are too wordy or over my children's heads. I have very little space in my classroom, so I definitely don't have room for books I don't use. This will also give me a great opportunity to look at each book and maybe rediscover some that I want to use.
Check out the other fabulous idea for Classroom Organization at Where the Magic Happens!
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