We have been back at school getting ready for our new students to show up on Wednesday. Summer sure did fly by after those seven snow-days were added on to the end of the school year!
One of my major projects this week was rethinking the leveled library in the third grade pull-out space. Every general education classroom has an extensive library but I wanted to offer some lower level books for students who may not find what they're looking for at their "just right" level in their homeroom classes. I was able to clear out a few shelves to make a mini leveled library that all students in third grade can access. It's currently a work in progress, but here's an idea of how I'll be using the space.
This year, I discovered Townsend Press. They offer a range of leveled books for just $1 each. The books feature diverse characters and realistic school and home situations that all readers can relate to.
This morning I created book bin labels with clipart I found from Krista Wallden. She has lots of free clip art, fonts, and teaching resources on her TPT site. My book bin labels include one label per A to Z level, a variety of topics, and all genres. Snag them for FREE now!