Do you ever find yourself in a classroom wishing it was yours? Or tell yourself you can’t forget a certain set up? You aren’t the only one. Students not only notice, but it allows them to stay enganged within the classroom.
Some of my favorite classrooms I have seen is when teachers have specific sections made up throughout the room. Every kid needs something different to meet their needs, and we as teachers have to be able to give that to them.
A popular corner in almost every elementary classroom is the “Classroom Library“. I have learned that it’s more than just throwing your favorite childhood books onto a shelf. You have to think about how you want to organize the books, how you want to set it up, and what ways will get your students most excited about reading.
Tips for your Classroom Library:
- Organize books into Genre
- Place stickers on books so students know where to place the book when finished
- Make your library appealing to students
- Set it up to be a comfortable space
- Make bins for certain reading levels
-Enjoy this list of Children’s books shared by other Elementary teachers.
We all have that certain vision of what our own library will look like, and being teachers we like to plan and organize. I know that after talking with teachers, they have openly admitted to changing their classroom library almost every year. So it’s okay that you won’t ever be satisfied. A big help will be your students, they will let you know what they like and dislike. After all, they are part of the goal of what we are trying to accomplish on having the most effective classroom library.