Don't you just love books? I sure do. When I started teaching in 1986, I was given a set of basal readers to teach reading. That's it! I had no classroom library. Over the years, I have purchased hundreds and hundreds of books for my classroom through Scholastic book orders, Goodwill, yard sales, bookstores, and Amazon.com. Along with books, I also like to collect storybook plush characters. I like to display them around the classroom. Here are some pictures of the different ways I display and store books in my class.
This is my nonfiction library. The kids sorted the books by topic and made labels for the book boxes.
Here's a picture of a nonfiction book box.
I have tubs of books along the longest wall in my classroom. I used cinder blocks and white shelving.
I have 28 years of teaching experience at the primary level. Most of my experience has been in first grade, but I have taught kindergarten and second grade as well. I enjoy learning from others and sharing my ideas. Come in and stay a while.