Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year, New Ideas, New Possibilities Linky Party!

We are having a...
First thing first...
I am Tania from My Second Sense. This is my 9th year teaching second grade and I cannot tell you how much I love my amazing second graders!  Kindergarten and First grade teachers are my heroes!

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Read Aloud time is one of my favorite parts of the day. For the last nine years I have collected many books. Some are fantastic for shared reading, others for teaching 'something' and others, just for fun.

So let's look at where I hide them from all the little hands: Bottom drawer :)

I use two things to semi organize them: expandable folders and filling  tabs.

I use each folder to divide my collection by topic...or something easy for me to remember what I am looking for.

These 5 sets contain Back to School books, Caldecott Awards, Some of my Favorites, Skippy JonJones and Patricia Polacco.

I have a drawer full of them. Since I cannot fit them all, I take home my extra sets. I rotate them through out the year. 

Finally, this is how they look inside the bottom drawer. It is a bit easier to find what you need. 

How do you organize your favorite books?

Thank you Carly for letting me share about my precious book collection.

Come and visit!  I'd love to share with you! 


  1. I organize my books is Ikea containers!! I made them cute with scrapping paper! Have a great weekend!

    1. Anything IKEA is awesome for the classroom!
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  2. Love the Word card spelling chart you posted about on Mrs Shope's Class. It's brilliant - I want one!! And my third graders NEED one. I'm going to try it - thanks so much

  3. Lynn- Thanks! Glad you like it! :) I'm hopin' over to check out your blog!



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