Monday, July 11, 2011

Classroom Library baskets and labels

I decided to completely reorganize my classroom library last year and I am so glad I did. The baskets were $1 at Target and they are selling them again right now. I labeled the inside of every book with the same label that is on the book basket so the students know EXACTLY where each book belongs. This was especially helpful because the students "shopped" for books every Monday to put in their individual book boxes for daily 5. These baskets are the perfect size for *most* picture books. The only books that didn't fit just right are Froggy books but they are only bent a tad and I didn't have any problems with them all year.  


I have uploaded the labels below as .pdf files. Be careful when printing directly from .pdf files to the label sheets though because the dimensions come out a little off.


            


Here are the word documents if you need to add/change anything. The fonts I used are Chinacat-thin and tweed. Click to download the free fonts!

Classroom Library Book Basket labels
Book labels

Happy organizing!

12 comments:

Amy Hedtler said...

These are so cute, thanks! And I sucked my iced coffee into my nose when I noticed your little line below Kindertastic! Too funny!

Rose said...

Thanks for sharing the labels. They are just to cute.

Jennifer said...

OMG I do the exact same thing... but I did not save my labels. I am going to link this post to my post so more people can see our organized chaos!

Thanks!



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Judy Lau said...

Thanks! I probably need to make more labels but I'm going to put that off for now :)

Danelle said...

I just want to say.... "I LOVE YOU!!". I am a new teacher and I'm so excited about all your freebies. Thank you, thank you!!! You have made my life so much easier AND cuter!!!

Judy Lau said...

Danelle,
I am really glad you are able to use the stuff on my blog! You are reason I created it in the first place! Come back and visit often :)

Melanie S said...

thanks so much, you saved me a lot of time! it is the first day back and i am sooooo tired :-)

Jara said...

Thanks so much!!! Love these!

Caitlin said...

Love the blog.. where did you get all of your great tubs?!

Judy Lau said...

@Caitlin - target $ spot! i bought them last summer though. I think I saw some the last time I went to target though (last week)

Allison Cook said...

Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas and freebies! I am loving your site. What size labels did you print these on? I am a library media specialist at an elementary school and I am using them to create tubs of the most popular books for the youngsters!

NelsnNY said...

These are the nicest labels I've seen. As a 1st-year-ESL-Kindergarten teacher, I have to provide a print-rich environment for my ELLs. What would I do without people like you who share such amazing things?! Thank you :-)

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