We hope you are all having a great Saturday!
This week we are showing 1 of the ways we organize books that students can choose to put in their Daily 5 buckets. The system below is a set of drawers that are color coded. The color codes stand for the book levels that are inside each drawer:
RED = Levels 1-2 / 3-4 / 5-6
ORANGE = Levels 7-8 / 9-10 / 11-12
YELLOW = 13-14 / 15-16 / 17-18
GREEN = 19-10 / 21-22 / 23-24
We like that each color is more than just one level; it gives the students a larger range to choose their "Just Right books."
Overall, the system works pretty well and we will keep it going next year.
I saw these online (Really Good Stuff); I think these would be great because students would be able flip through books very easily; I'm sure the price tag is lofty though for as many as you would need...
Our kiddos put their "Just Right books" in these cute buckets that you can get each year (in an array of colors) at the Dollar Spot for $2.50 each. They have worked out pretty well. I didn't have any pictures of the buckets filled with books or with their cute little name tags (sigh!)...
A schedule to organize when kiddos switch books has always been a downfall of mine; how have I not just done this all along????
Have any of you tried out the Level It Books app? Sounds like a great idea; reviews seemed to be a mix of good and bad. Definitely helpful in the never ending job of leveling and organizing books!
Looking forward to seeing all of your organizational tips!